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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