needn't

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\ˈnē-dənt\

Definition of needn't

  1. :  need not

1778

First Known Use of needn't

1778


NEEDN'T Defined for Kids

needn't

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\ˈnē-dənt\

Definition of needn't for Students

  1. :  need not


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