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Ordeal

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NF Plural
trial by ordeal
N

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English Definitions

ordeal
N
a severe or trying experience
ordeal
N
a primitive method of determining a person's guilt or innocence by subjecting the accused person to dangerous or painful tests believed to be under divine control; escape was usually taken as a sign of innocence
ordeal bean
N
dark brown highly poisonous seed of the calabar-bean vine; source of physostigmine and used in native witchcraft
ordeal tree
N
evergreen shrub or tree of South Africa
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