de lunatico inquirendo

noun de lu·na·ti·co in·qui·ren·do \ˌdālü¦nätē(ˌ)kō(ˌ)inkwē¦ren(ˌ)dō\

Definition of de lunatico inquirendo

  1. :  a writ directing an inquiry as to whether a person named in the writ is insane

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Origin and Etymology of de lunatico inquirendo

Late Latin, for inquiring concerning the lunatic

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