ancipitis usus

adjective

an·​ci·​pi·​tis usus
anˈsipətə̇sˈyüsəs,
äŋˈkipətə̇ˈsüsəs
: 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

Word History

Etymology

Latin

First Known Use

1806, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ancipitis usus was in 1806

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“Ancipitis usus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ancipitis%20usus. Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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