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Crossword Answers for: ?E??M?T??N

decimation

decimation
(n.) A tithing.
(n.) A selection of every tenth person by lot, as for punishment.
(n.) The destruction of any large proportion, as of people by pestilence or war.

defamation

defamation
(n.) Act of injuring another's reputation by any slanderous communication, written or oral; the wrong of maliciously injuring the good name of another; slander; detraction; calumny; aspersion.

redemption

re-demption
(n.) The act of redeeming, or the state of being redeemed; repurchase; ransom; release; rescue; deliverance; as, the redemption of prisoners taken in war; the redemption of a ship and cargo.
(n.) The liberation of an estate from a mortgage, or the taking back of property mortgaged, upon performance of the terms or conditions on which it was conveyed; also, the right of redeeming and reentering upon an estate mortgaged. See Equity of redemption, under Equity.
(n.) Performance of the obligation stated in a note, bill, bond, or other evidence of debt, by making payment to the holder.
(n.) The procuring of God's favor by the sufferings and death of Christ; the ransom or deliverance of sinners from the bondage of sin and the penalties of God's violated law.

resumption

resumption
(n.) The act of resuming; as, the resumption of a grant, of delegated powers, of an argument, of specie payments, etc.
(n.) The taking again into the king's hands of such lands or tenements as he had granted to any man on false suggestions or other error.

selfmotion

self-motion
(n.) Motion given by inherent power, without external impulse; spontaneus or voluntary motion.