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defeasance n[Anglo-French defesance , literally, undoing, destruction, from Old French deffesant , present participle of deffaire to destroy, undo see defeat ]
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.