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From Latin detruncatio; compare French détroncation.


detruncation (countable and uncountable, plural detruncations)

  1. The act of lopping or cutting off, as the head from the body.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for detruncation in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)