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deve
 n.— «There is something now, they call it “deve,” that is development levy. It has become so bad these days they even charge on the basis of blocks and that is what we face. (That is, if a construction is to be embarked upon, the people would, in a manner of quantity surveying, collect commission per number of blocks to be used for the project).» —“NDDC is Reconstructing The Destruction of 50 Years—Chairman” by Onyema Ugochukwu in Nigeria All Africa Sept. 29, 2003. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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