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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English wyþdraȝþ, wedraught, etc, equivalent to with- +‎ draught.[1]

NounEdit

withdraught (plural withdraughts)

  1. (obsolete) Withdrawal [14th-17thc.], particularly:
    1. (law, obsolete) Retraxit: a dismissal with prejudice based on a plaintiff's withdrawal of the suit.
    2. (law, obsolete) A fine imposed on plaintiffs for such a dismissal.
  2. (obsolete) A place to withdraw to: a private chamber or retreat. [15th-16thc.]
  3. (obsolete) An outhouse: an outbuilding used as a lavatory. [15th-17thc.]
  4. (obsolete) A sewer or watercourse used for sewerage. [15th-19thc.]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "withdraught, n." in the Oxford English Dictionary (1928), Oxford: Oxford University Press.