deedless

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Etymology[edit]

deed +‎ -less; obsolete sense is from earlier dadless, probably from Old Norse dáðlauss (without virtue, incapable, lacking in courage and drive, despicable, cowardly). Cognate with Danish dådløs (non-heroic), Swedish dådlös (listless, shiftless).

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deedless (comparative more deedless, superlative most deedless)

  1. (of real property) Of real property whose owners' claim is not evidence by formal record of ownership, such as a deed.
  2. (obsolete) Helpless; not performing, or not having performed, deeds or exploits; inactive.

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