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defunct


adjective

  1. no longer in effect or use; not operating or functioning: a defunct law; a defunct organization.
  2. no longer in existence; dead; extinct: a defunct person; a defunct tribe of Indians.

noun

  1. the defunct, the dead person referred to: the survivors of the defunct.

adjective

  1. no longer living; dead or extinct
  2. no longer operative or valid
adj.

1590s, from Old French defunct (14c., Modern French defunt) or directly from Latin defunctus “dead,” literally “off-duty,” from past participle of defungi “to discharge, finish,” from de- “off, completely” (see de-) + fungi “perform or discharge duty,” from PIE root *bheug- (2) “to enjoy” (see brook (v.)).

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