ad manum mortuam


ad ma·​num mor·​tu·​am
: in mortmain

Word History


Medieval Latin, literally, to a dead hand

First Known Use

1814, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ad manum mortuam was in 1814

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“Ad manum mortuam.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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