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

Definition of overslaugh

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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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plural -s

Definition of overslaugh (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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History and Etymology for overslaugh

Transitive verb

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overslaugh. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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