de excommunicato capiendo

noun de ex·com·mu·ni·ca·to ca·pi·en·do \(ˌ)dāˌekskəˌmünē¦kät(ˌ)ōˌkäpē¦en(ˌ)dō\

Definition of de excommunicato capiendo

  1. :  an ancient writ ordering the imprisonment of an excommunicated person until he or she submitted to the church

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Origin and Etymology of de excommunicato capiendo

New Latin, literally, of seizing an excommunicated person

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a trip made at another's expense

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