noun de·dit \dāˈdē\

Definition of dedit



Canadian law

  1. :  a sum forfeited by one who has failed in an engagement

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Origin and Etymology of dedit

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

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to cast off or become cast off

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