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(Latin: from, away from, off; down; wholly, entirely, utterly, complete; reverse the action of, undo; the negation or reversal of the notion expressed in the primary or root word)

codefendant, co-defendant (s) (noun), codefendants, co-defendants (pl)
A person or entity accused of a crime in criminal prosecution who has been joined together with one or more other individuals, a company, or an institution accused in a court of law: The evidence found in Herald's home that validated his guilt of a crime was an address book with many names, including those of the codefendants in the case.
De die in diem. (Latin phrase)
Translation: "From day to day."
de facto (Latin phrase)
Translation: "From the fact"; in reality.

Functioning or existing in fact, regardless of legal, or illegal, status. It differentiates that which exists in fact (de facto) from what exists legally (de jure).

De gustibus non est disputandum. (Latin statement)
Translatoin: "About tastes there is no disputing."

This well-known expression suggests that taste is a personal matter. Usually no amount of persuasion can succeed in changing a person's taste so it is better not to argue about matters of personal preference.

This saying is sometimes given as De gustibus et coloribus non disputandum, or more often merely as de gustibus, "concerning tastes".

de jure (adjective)
Sanctioned or according to law; legally: The congress passed an end to de jure segregation.

The head of the government is trying to create a de jure state with one party in charge.

De minimis non curat praetor. (Latin statement)
Translation: "A praetor does not occupy himself with petty matters."

Also, "Don't bother me with petty matters." A praetor [PREET uhr] in ancient Rome was a magistrate who assisted the consuls by administering justice and commanding armies.

A related expression is the legal precept: De minimis non curat lex or "The law does not concern itself with trifles" or "The law does not care for, or take notice of, very small or trifling matters"; which is used to justify refusal by a court, particularly an appellate court, to hear a suit, on the basis that a court's time must not be taken up with matters of small importance.

Provision is made under certain criminal statutes for dismissing offenses that are de minimis.

The phrase, de minimis, also explains why income tax payments that are a few dollars short of what they should be are sometimes accepted without any complaint.

De mortuis nihil nisi bonum.
Of the dead, (say) nothing but good.

Another translation: "Speak kindly of the dead." It is believed that Chilon of Sparta, one of the wise men of sixth-century B.C. Greece, is the author of this saying. Keep in mind that this would be a Latin translation of what Chilon said in Greek.

The advice to everyone is to speak well of the recently dead or, if you can not say anything good, to keep quiet.

De nihilo nihil. (Latin statement)
Translation: "Nothing comes from nothing."

It was Persius, the first-century A.D. Roman poet, who stated in his Satires that effort is required to produce anything of value. He also said that anything once produced can not become non-existent again, when he wrote: In nihilum nil posse reverti or "There is nothing that can be reduced to nothing."

de novo (Latin phrase)
Translation: "Anew."

Like de integro, de novo is an expression used in describing a fresh start; as in, "I'm sorry about what I said yesterday, let's start de novo."

de rigueur (Latin phrase)
Extensive translation: "Required by fashion, custom, etiquette, essential, socially obligatory, and strictly required."
de trop (adjective), more de trop, most de trop
A reference to something that is unreasonable, superfluous, or excessive: The time and the expenses made the preparations for the world olympics a de trop burden for many citizens of the host nation.
Not wanted because of there being too much interference or getting in the way.
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Unwanted and interferring.
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deacidify (verb), deacidifies; deacidified; deacidifying
To remove the acid content from something or to reduce it.
deactivate (verb), deactivates; deactivated; deactivating
deambulate (verb), deambulates; deambulated; deambulating
To walk away from one's home or in a different country.
deambulation (s) (noun), deamubulations (pl)
The act of walking abroad or in foreign areas of the world.