Deodand Definition

dēōdand
noun
An item of personal property, as an animal, that causes a person's death and is consequently forfeited to the crown to be used for some pious purpose.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Deodand

Noun

Singular:
deodand
Plural:
deodands

Origin of Deodand

  • From Anglo-Norman deodande, from Latin deodandum, from Deo dandum to be given to God.

    From Wiktionary

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