aemulatio vicini

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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“Aemulatio vicini.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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