ad manum mortuam

ad ma·​num mor·​tu·​am | \ äd-¦mä-nəm-ˈmȯr-chə-ˌwäm \

Definition of ad manum mortuam

: in mortmain

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First Known Use of ad manum mortuam

1814, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ad manum mortuam

Medieval Latin, literally, to a dead hand

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“Ad manum mortuam.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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