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Meaning of DEFUNCT

Pronunciation:  di'fungkt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  having ceased to exist or live; "the will of a defunct aunt"; "a defunct Indian tribe"
  2. [adj]  no longer in force or use; inactive; "a defunct (or dead) law"; "a defunct organization"

DEFUNCT is a 7 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: dead, inoperative



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \De*funct"\ a. [L. defunctus, p. p. of defungi to acquit
    one's self of, to perform, finish, depart, die; de + fungi to
    perform, discharge: cf. F. d['e]funt. See {Function}.]
    Having finished the course of life; dead; deceased. ``Defunct
    organs.'' --Shak.
          The boar, defunct, lay tripped up, near. --Byron.
  2. \De*funct"\, n.
    A dead person; one deceased.
Legal Dictionary
 Definition: A corporation no longer operative; having ceased to exist.
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