Done Done, a. [Prob. corrupted from OF. don['e], F. donn['e], p. p. of OF. doner, F. donner, to give, issue, fr. L. donare to give. See {Donate}, and cf. {Donee}.] Given; executed; issued; made public; -- used chiefly in the clause giving the date of a proclamation or public act. [1913 Webster]

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