Lombrosian

adjective

Lom·​bro·​sian
(ˈ)läm¦brōzhən
: of or relating to the doctrines of Lombroso especially that a criminal represents a distinct anthropological type with definite physical and mental stigmata and that he is the product of heredity, atavism, and degeneracy
Lombrosian school
a Lombrosian approach to criminology

Word History

Etymology

Cesare Lombroso †1909 Italian physician and criminologist + English -ian

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“Lombrosian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Lombrosian. Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

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