What does the word dint mean?

Usage examples for dint

  1. The Marquis d'Albufex had been very deeply involved in the business of the canal, so deeply that Prince Napoleon was obliged to remove him from the management of his political campaign in France; and he kept up his very extravagant style of living only by dint of constant loans and makeshifts. – The Crystal Stopper by Maurice LeBlanc
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