infausting

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infausting ‎(uncountable)

  1. (obsolete, nonce word) The act of making unlucky; misfortune.
    • 1622, Francis Bacon, Bacon's History of the Reign of King Henry VII, Cambridge University Press (1902), page 179:
      He did withal bring a kind of malediction and infausting upon the marriage, as an ill prognostic...

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