deditician

noun

ded·​i·​ti·​cian
ˌdedəˈtishən
plural -s
Roman law
: a freedman not allowed full citizenship rights because of bad character or grave misconduct during slavery or because as a foreigner he had fought against Rome
dediticiancy
-nsē
noun
plural -es

Word History

Etymology

Latin dediticius deditician (from deditus, past participle of dedere to surrender, give up, deliver) + English -an

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“Deditician.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/deditician. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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