mortification

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MORTIFICATION, Scotch law. This term is nearly synonymous with mortmain.

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Flesh and the mortification of the flesh are reunited at last.
As the originals told stories of men who entered the wilderness in search of enlightenment and the mortification of the flesh, Hicks--Jenkins felt there are parallels with post-industrialWales.