Def`lo*ra"tion (?), n. [LL. defloratio: cf. F. d'efloration.]

1.

The act of deflouring; as, the defloration of a virgin.

Johnson.

2.

That which is chosen as the flower or choicest part; careful culling or selection.

[R.]

The laws of Normandy are, in a great measure, the defloration of the English laws. Sir M. Hale.

 

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