One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Of a sword, lance, etc.: not blunted or dulled; sharp. Formerly also figurative and in extended use. Now chiefly historical.
2In financial contexts: not subject to rebate or deduction.
Late 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas North (1535–?1603), translator. From un- + rebated.
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