noun English Law.
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Origin of deodand
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Example sentences from the Web for deodand
Probably because of the evident recklessness displayed by the coachman, a deodand of £1,400 was laid on the coach.
The verdict returned was "Accidental Death," with a deodand of five pounds upon the bull.Trevlyn Hold|Mrs. Henry Wood
The jury imposed a deodand of £5 on the coach and £10 on the horses.
The bound volume was forfeited as a deodand, but not claimed.The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table|Oliver Wendell Holmes
The old law of Deodand was an expression of this feeling of resentment against inanimate objects even.Concerning Justice|Lucilius A. Emery