Word of the Day: EXHEREDATE

from Latin exheredat- participial stem of exheredare (to disinherit), from ex- + heredem (heir)

“…’Tis fit indeed, fortitude should be encouraged, all ages and Nations have need of it, and are made happy by it, therefore ought to reward it, and so have done, and so (for example sake) will do; but other vertues of equal merit, must not be exhaeredated, or become spurious, to advance its legitimation…”

From: A discourse and defence of arms and armory,
shewing the nature and rises of arms and honour in England, from the camp, the court, the city
By Edward Waterhouse, 1660

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