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de•o•dand



Pronunciation: (dē'u-dand"), [key]
n. Eng. Law.
(before 1846) an animal or article that, having been the immediate cause of the death of a human being, was forfeited to the crown to be applied to pious uses.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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