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overslaugh

transitive verb over·slaugh \ˈōvə(r)ˌslȯ\

Definition of overslaugh

-ed/-ing/-s

  1. 1 :  to pass over or remit by overslaugh

  2. 2 :  to pass over especially for an appointment or promotion in favor of another :  ignore the claims of

  3. 3 :  hinder, obstruct

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Origin and Etymology of overslaugh

Dutch overslaan to pass over, omit, from Middle Dutch overslaen, from over + slaen to strike; akin to Old English ofer, adverb & preposition, over and to Old English slēan to strike, beat, slay — more at over, slay


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overslaugh

noun over·slaugh \"\

Definition of overslaugh

plural

-s

  1. :  exemption from a duty in the British armed forces because detailed on a superior duty

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