crimen extraordinarium

noun
crimen ex·​tra·​or·​di·​nar·​i·​um | \ -¦ekstrə¦ȯ(r)də¦na(a)rēəm \
plural crimina extraordinaria

Definition of crimen extraordinarium

: a crime in Roman law that was considered extraordinary in that punishment was not fixed by earlier written law but was left to the discretion of the judge

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History and Etymology for crimen extraordinarium

Late Latin, literally, extraordinary crime

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“Crimen extraordinarium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crimen%20extraordinarium. Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

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