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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Dedimus  \Ded"i*mus\,  n.  [L.  dedimus  we  have  given  fr  dare  to 
  give  So  called  because  the  writ  began,  Dedimus  potestatem, 
  etc.]  (Law) 
  A  writ  to  commission  private  persons  to  do  some  act  in  place 
  of  a  judge,  as  to  examine  a  witness,  etc  --Bouvier.