aemulatio vicini

noun

ae·​mu·​la·​tio vi·​ci·​ni
ˌī-mü-ˈlä-tē-ˌō-wi-ˈkē-(ˌ)nē
plural aemulationes vicini
ˌī-mü-ˌlä-tē-ˈō-(ˌ)nās-
civil & Scots law
: the exercise of a legal right only to cause annoyance, harm, or injury to another

Word History

Etymology

Latin, malevolence or jealousy of a neighbor

First Known Use

circa 1722, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of aemulatio vicini was circa 1722

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“Aemulatio vicini.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aemulatio%20vicini. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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