Def`lo*ra"tion (?), n. [LL. defloratio: cf. F. d'efloration.]
The act of deflouring; as, the defloration of a virgin.
That which is chosen as the flower or choicest part; careful culling or selection.
The laws of Normandy are, in a great measure, the defloration of the English laws.
Sir M. Hale.
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