deodand

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

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deodand (plural deodands)

  1. (historical, law) An object forfeited to the state (and supposedly to God) because it had caused the death of a person.
  2. (historical, law) A fine equal to the value of this object, paid by the owner of the object.
    pay the deodand

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