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From Latin expeditatus, past participle of expeditare (to expeditate), from ex (out) + ped- (foot).


expeditate (third-person singular simple present expeditates, present participle expeditating, simple past and past participle expeditated)

  1. (Britain, obsolete, transitive, law, forest law) To deprive of the claws or the balls of the forefeet.
    They expeditated the dogs, to stop them chasing deer.

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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 expeditate in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)