expeditate

transitive verb

ex·​ped·​i·​tate
ekˈspedəˌtāt,
ik-
-ed/-ing/-s
: to cut off three claws or the ball of each forefoot of (a dog) so as to prevent the chasing of deer
the mastiffs which were expeditated … were allowed to be kept in the forest without a special licenseNicholas Biddle

Word History

Etymology

Medieval Latin expeditatus, past participle of expeditare, from Latin ex- ex- entry 1 + Medieval Latin -peditare (from Latin ped-, pes foot)

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“Expeditate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/expeditate. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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