arcifinious

adjective ar·ci·fin·i·ous \¦ärsə¦finēəs\

Definition of arcifinious

  1. 1 law :  having a natural boundary an arcifinious estate bounded by a river

  2. 2 of a nation :  having a frontier forming a natural defense

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Origin and Etymology of arcifinious

Latin arcifinius, probably from arcēre to hold off, enclose + -i- + finis boundary — more at ark, final


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