crimen extraordinarium


crimen ex·​tra·​or·​di·​nar·​i·​um
plural crimina extraordinaria
: 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

Word History


Late Latin, literally, extraordinary crime

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“Crimen extraordinarium.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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