(?), n. [Sp.] A deposit of earth, sand, or gravel, containing valuable mineral in particles, especially by the side of a river, or in the bed of a mountain torrent. [U.S.]
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(?), n. [L. placet it pleases.] 1. A vote of assent, as of the governing body of a university, of an ecclesiastical council, etc.
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2. The assent of the civil power to the promulgation of an ecclesiastical ordinance. Shipley.
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The king . . . annulled the royal placet.
J. P. Peters.
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