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sole  

[1]  
      adj  
1    prenominal   being the only one; only  
2    prenominal   of or relating to one individual or group and no other  
sole rights on a patent     
3      (Law)   having no wife or husband  
   See also       feme sole  
4       an archaic word for       solitary  
     (C14: from Old French soule, from Latin solus alone)  
  soleness      n  
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sole, sole, feme sole, lemon sole

Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
adj.
serving no purpose
exp.
start an argument on purpose
n.
software created with the purpose of testing other software
n.
handsome young man kept by a much older woman for the purpose of sexual favors and/or as a companion.
British slang
n.
a teamwork session in the visual domain (design, architecture, urban planning) organized on the purpose of finalizing a project within a previously defined timeframe.
The correct spelling in French (where the word originates from) is "charrette". "charette" is the Anglicized form.
n.
message containing legal threats (often grounded on fictive laws) sent on the purpose of intimidating the receiver
formed of "cartoon" and "attorney"
exp.
do not take into account, disregard, ignore on purpose, avoid, dismiss
E.g: His boss asked him for a report, but he gave it the go-by.

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