brocard

noun
bro·​card | \ (ˈ)brō¦kärd, ˈbräkərd, ˈbrōkərd \
plural -s

Definition of brocard

: an elementary principle or maxim : a short proverbial rule (as in law, ethics, or metaphysics)

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History and Etymology for brocard

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 16 Jun. 2021.

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