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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. the oppressive influence of past events or decisions;
[syn: dead hand, dead hand of the past, mortmain]


WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

dead hand of the past n 1: the oppressive influence of past events or decisions [syn: dead hand, dead hand of the past, mortmain]