plural -s
Canadian law
: a sum forfeited by one who has failed in an engagement

Word History


French, from Old French desdit, literally, contradiction, from desdire to deny, retract, contradict, from des- de- + dire to say, from Latin dicere

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“Dedit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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