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sperate

adj.

of debts, "having some likelihood of recovery," 1550s, from Latin speratus, past participle of sperare "to hope" (see speed (n.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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  • Date frænos (as Cato says) impotenti naturæ, & indomito animali; & sperate illas modum licentiæ facturas.

    Franco-Gallia Francis Hotoman

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