crux criticorum

Latin noun phrase
crux cri·​ti·​co·​rum | \ ˈkru̇ks-ˌkri-ti-ˈkȯr-u̇m How to pronounce crux criticorum (audio) \

Definition of crux criticorum

: ordeal of critics : a difficult problem for critics

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“Crux criticorum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crux%20criticorum. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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