ad vitam aut culpam

ad vi·​tam aut cul·​pam
äd-ˈwē-ˌtäm-ˌau̇t-ˈku̇l-ˌpäm
: for life or until misbehavior
used to qualify originally a feudal tenure and later an appointment to office

Word History

Etymology

Latin

First Known Use

1760, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ad vitam aut culpam was in 1760

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“Ad vitam aut culpam.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ad%20vitam%20aut%20culpam. Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

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