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overslaugh

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

Definition of overslaugh

-ed/-ing/-s
1 : to pass over or remit by overslaugh
2 : to pass over especially for an appointment or promotion in favor of another : ignore the claims of

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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


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overslaugh

noun \ " \

Definition of overslaugh

plural -s
: exemption from a duty in the British armed forces because detailed on a superior duty

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