de medietate linguae

de me·​di·​e·​ta·​te lin·​guae | \ dāˌmedēə̇ˈtätāˈliŋˌgwī \

Definition of de medietate linguae

of a jury
: constituted half of aliens and half of citizens or subjects referring to an arrangement that before 1870 might be claimed in an English civil or criminal case by one alien born or by a foreign merchant

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Latin, (composed) of half of (one's own) tongue

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“De medietate linguae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2020.

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