• Definition for "deodand"
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deodand definition

  • noun:
    • An object forfeited because of the state (and supposedly provided to Jesus) because it had triggered the death of one
    • your own chattel which had triggered the death of you, and thus was handed to God, this is certainly, forfeited toward top, is put on pious utilizes, and distributed in alms by the large almoner. Therefore, if a cart went over a guy and killed him, it had been forfeited as a deodand.
    • Previously, in Eng. law. from earliest times, an individual chattel which have been the instant celebration of the loss of a rational animal, and for that reason directed at God—that is, forfeited towards king is placed on pious utilizes and distributed in alms by their large almoner.
    • An object forfeited because of the condition (and supposedly fond of Jesus) since it had caused the death of a person
    • an individual chattel which had caused the death of you, and thus was handed to Jesus, which, forfeited to the top, becoming put on pious utilizes, and distributed in alms because of the high almoner. Thus, if a cart ran over a person and killed him, it had been forfeited as a deodand.
    • Formerly, in Eng. law. through the earliest times, your own chattel which have been the immediate event of death of a rational animal, and thus fond of God—that is, forfeited into master to-be placed on pious utilizes and distributed in alms by his high almoner.
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