ancipitis usus

an·​ci·​pi·​tis usus | \ anˈsipətə̇sˈyüsəs, äŋˈkipətə̇ˈsüsəs\

Definition of ancipitis usus

: of twofold use used especially of an article (as coal) that can be utilized for commercial as well as belligerent purposes and hence raises the question of whether or not it is justifiable contraband of war

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First Known Use of ancipitis usus

1806, in the meaning defined above

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