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overslaugh

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Noun, Verb (transitive)
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o=ver=slaugh

CIDE DICTIONARY

overslaughn. [D. overslag.].
     A bar in a river; as, the overslaugh in the Hudson River.  Bartlett.  [1913 Webster]
overslaughv. t. [D. overslaan.].
     To hinder or stop, as by an overslaugh or an impediment; as, to overslaugh a bill in a legislative body; to overslaugh a military officer, that is, to hinder his promotion or employment.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

overslaugh, n. & v.
--n. Brit. Mil. the passing over of one's turn of duty.
--v.tr.
1 Brit. Mil. pass over (one's duty) in consideration of another duty that takes precedence.
2 US pass over in favour of another.
3 US omit to consider.

Etymology
Du. overslag (n.) f. overslaan omit (as OVER, slaan strike)

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