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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Lit., mine; that which is mine; -- used in the phrase meum et tuum, or meum and tuum; ; to be dishonest.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Mine; that which is mine.
  • n. A genus of umbelliferous plants of the tribe Seselineæ and the subtribe Selineæ.

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  • The herb spignel, Meum athamanticum. Now chiefly (in form Meum): the monospecific genus of the family Apiaceae (Umbelliferae) containing this herb.

    Also, in phrase meum and tuum: (the distinction between) what is mine (one's own) and what is yours (another's) – the principle that a person has sole rights only to his or her own property.

    September 5, 2008