crimen extraordinarium

noun

crimen ex·​tra·​or·​di·​nar·​i·​um
-¦ekstrə¦ȯ(r)də¦na(a)rēəm
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

Etymology

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 29 Nov. 2022.

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