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  1. mortmain, dead handnoun

    real property held inalienably (as by an ecclesiastical corporation)

    dead hand of the past, mortmain

  2. dead hand, dead hand of the past, mortmainnoun

    the oppressive influence of past events or decisions

    dead hand of the past, mortmain

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  1. David Wilcox:

    It could be very positive and mean substantial investment in infrastructure schemes or it might mean the dead hand of the Treasury comes in and say 'you will invest in this', that's my greatest concern and the concern of the scheme members.

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