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- \

Definition of aemulatio vicini 

civil & Scots law

: the exercise of a legal right only to cause annoyance, harm, or injury to another

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First Known Use of aemulatio vicini

circa 1722, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aemulatio vicini

Latin, malevolence or jealousy of a neighbor

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