"set-off" Definition

  1. n. That which is set off against another thing; an offset.
  2. n. That which is used to improve the appearance of anything; a decoration; an ornament.
  3. n. A counterclaim; a cross debt or demand; a distinct claim filed or set up by the defendant against the plaintiff's demand.
  4. n. Same as Offset, n., 4.
  5. n. See Offset, 7.

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Position in dictionary: 89520 of 111710 words.
Word Type: n., n., n., n., n.,
Words that start with "set-off": 1
Words that end with "set-off": 1
Words that contain "set-off": 1
Next words in dictionary: set-stitched, set-to, seta, setaceous, setae, setback, setbolt, setdown, setee, seten
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English Dictionary Definition of set-off

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