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Definition 1: the oppressive influence of past events or decisions - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for dead hand in the sense of this definition

(dead hand is a kind of ...) a power to affect persons or events especially power based on prestige etc

"used her parents' influence to get the job"

Definition 2: real property held inalienably (as by an ecclesiastical corporation) - [noun denoting possession]

Synonyms for dead hand in the sense of this definition

(dead hand is a kind of ...) property consisting of houses and land

(dead hand belongs to category ...) a business firm whose articles of incorporation have been approved in some state

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