The jury imposed a deodand of £5 on the coach and £10 on the horses.
The bound volume was forfeited as a deodand, but not claimed.
In mediæval and early modern Europe, offending objects were "deodand," that is, devoted to God.
The verdict returned was "Accidental Death," with a deodand of five pounds upon the bull.
The old law of deodand was an expression of this feeling of resentment against inanimate objects even.
Probably because of the evident recklessness displayed by the coachman, a deodand of £1,400 was laid on the coach.
1520s, from Anglo-French deodande (late 13c.), from Medieval Latin deodandum, from Deo dandum "a thing to be given to God," from dative of deus "god" (see Zeus) + neuter gerundive of dare "to give" (see date (n.1)). In English law, "a personal chattel which, having been the immediate cause of the death of a person, was forfeited to the Crown to be applied to pious uses." Abolished 1846.