afterdeal

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English afterdele, equivalent to after- +‎ deal.

Noun[edit]

afterdeal (plural afterdeals)

  1. Disadvantage.
    • 1955, Barbara Winchester, Tudor family portrait:
      Johnson & Company's account was now at an afterdeal, and Richard simply did not know where to find the money to pay their debts.
    • 1889, Sir thomas Mallory, La morte d'Arthure: The history of King Arthur and of the Knights
      And thus the battaile was great, and oftentimes that one partie was at a foredele and anon at an afterdele, which endured long.

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