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defunct
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Definition no longer in force; or having ceased to exist or live
  • The earliest riser, coming forth in the dim twilight, would perceive a vaguely-defined figure aloft on the place of shame; and half-crazed betwixt alarm and curiosity, would go knocking from door to door, summoning all the people to behold the ghost—as he needs must think it—of some defunct transgressor.
    Chapter 12 -- The Minister's Vigil (38% in)

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