Expeditate Ex*ped"i*tate, v. t. [LL. expeditatus, p. p. of expeditare to expeditate; ex out + pes, pedis, foot.] (Eng. Forest Laws) To deprive of the claws or the balls of the fore feet; as, to expeditate a dog that he may not chase deer. See also {declaw}. [1913 Webster]

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  • expeditate — expeditation, n. /ek sped i tayt /, v.t., expeditated, expeditating. to cut off the pads or claws of (an animal, esp. a dog) in order to inhibit deer chasing. [1495 1505; < ML expeditatus (ptp. of expeditare), equiv. to L ex EX 1 + pedit (s. of… …   Universalium

  • expeditate — ex·ped·i·tate …   English syllables

  • expeditate — To cut off the feet …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • expeditate — ekˈspedəˌtāt, ik transitive verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: Medieval Latin expeditatus, past participle of expeditare, from Latin ex ex (I) + Medieval Latin peditare (from Latin ped , pes foot) : to cut off three claws or the ball of each forefoot… …   Useful english dictionary

  • law — law1 lawlike, adj. /law/, n. 1. the principles and regulations established in a community by some authority and applicable to its people, whether in the form of legislation or of custom and policies recognized and enforced by judicial decision. 2 …   Universalium

  • 截爪 — jiézhǎo [expeditate] 割去[狗的]两只前足的三爪或趾底的肉球, 使之不能追逐鹿 …   Advanced Chinese dictionary

  • footgeld — An amercement which was imposed under the forest laws for failure to expeditate a dog. See expeditation of dogs …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • hamble — To hamstring an animal; to expeditate a dog, that is, to remove the balls of his feet to prevent the chasing of game …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • unlawed — “+ adjective Etymology: un (I) + lawed, past participle of law (to expeditate) : not expeditated used especially of a dog …   Useful english dictionary

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