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[dez-uh-ret] /ˌdɛz əˈrɛt/
a territory established by the Mormons in 1849 as a proposed state of the Union: was refused admission to the Union by Congress and incorporated in the newly organized Territory of Utah 1850.
Informal. the state of Utah. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Early in 1849 they met in convention to frame a constitution for "the State of Deseret."

  • Proceedings of which are found in the Deseret News of Dec. 5th, 1878.

    Wilford Woodruff Matthias F. Cowley
  • He confirms as truth all that was published in the Deseret News concerning it.

    Wilford Woodruff Matthias F. Cowley
  • Before leaving Clara's house, he refreshed his memory as to the Deseret arms.

    In Luck at Last Walter Besant
  • They were henceforth to be the free and independent State of Deseret.

    The Lions of the Lord Harry Leon Wilson
  • The rejection of the constitution of Deseret by Congress did not hinder the elected legislature from meeting and passing laws.

    The Story of the Mormons William Alexander Linn
  • The first mayor, aldermen, and councillors were appointed by the governor of the State of Deseret.

    The Story of the Mormons William Alexander Linn
  • They first called their territory Deseret, but later changed it to the Indian name of Utah.

    Historic Adventures Rupert S. Holland
  • The specimens have generally been sent (through the Deseret Museum) to colleges and museums in the East.

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