noun bro·card \(ˈ)brō¦kärd, ˈbräkərd, ˈbrōkərd\

Definition of brocard



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

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Origin and Etymology of brocard

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

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to criticize severely

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