ad vitam aut culpam

ad vi·​tam aut cul·​pam
: for life or until misbehavior
used to qualify originally a feudal tenure and later an appointment to office

Word History



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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

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