brocard

noun

bro·​card
(ˈ)brō¦kärd,
ˈbräkərd,
ˈbrōkərd
plural -s
: an elementary principle or maxim : a short proverbial rule (as in law, ethics, or metaphysics)

Word History

Etymology

French, from Medieval Latin brocardum, irregular from Burchardus Burchard †1025 German bishop who compiled a book of ecclesiastical canons

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“Brocard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brocard. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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