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- (obsolete, Classics) Invocation of the Roman god Jupiter.
- 1575, “Apius and Virginia”, in Isaac Reed, Octavius Gilchrist, editor, A Select Collection of Old Plays, London: Septimus Prowett, published 1826, page 353:
- By Jove, master marchant, by sea or by land / Would get but smale argent if I did not stand / His very good master, I may say to you, / When he hazards in hope what hap will insue.
- (dated, chiefly British) minced oath for by God, Jove referring to Jupiter.
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