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avulsion n[Latin avulsio act of tearing away, from avellere to tear away, from a - off, away + vellere to pull, pluck]
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.