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Roman law
: a freedman not allowed full citizenship rights because of bad character or grave misconduct during slavery or because as a foreigner he had fought against Rome
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Word History


Latin dediticius deditician (from deditus, past participle of dedere to surrender, give up, deliver) + English -an

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“Deditician.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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