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 De’ficit (Madame).Dei Gratia. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Degen’erate (4 syl.)
 
is to be worse than the parent stock. (Latin, de genus.)   1
 


 De’ficit (Madame).Dei Gratia. 

 
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