|Flashcards: Latin Derivatives|
no longer in effect or in existence; dead
Many an antiquated law, though never officially repealed or rescinded, is in fact defunct, having succumbed to universal disregard.
Related English words: defunctness, defunctive (pertaining to the dead)
Latin root word: defungor, defungi, defunctus sum - to perform, finish, have done with; fungor, fungi, functus - to busy oneself, perform, administer