dedit

noun
de·​dit | \dāˈdē\
plural -s

Definition of dedit 

Canadian law

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

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History and Etymology for dedit

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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