crimen extraordinarium

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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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