carnifex

noun car·ni·fex \ˈkärnəˌfeks\

Definition of carnifex

plural

carnifexes

\-ksə̇z\ or

carnifices

\kärˈnifəˌsēz, -əˌkās\
  1. :  executioner; specifically :  the public executioner in ancient Rome

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Origin and Etymology of carnifex

Latin, from carni- (from carn-, caro flesh) + fex (from facere to make) — more at carnal, do


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