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  • n. The crime of taking pay for the service of dead soldiers, or for services not actually rendered by soldiers.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Dead pay; the crime of taking pay for the service of dead soldiers, or for services not actually rendered by soldiers.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Dead-pay.

Etymologies

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French mort dead + English pay.

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