fugae warrant

noun

fu·​gae warrant
variants or less commonly fugie warrant
ˈf(y)ü(ˌ)jē-
Scots law
: a warrant to attach an absconding debtor

Word History

Etymology

fugae probably alteration (influenced by Latin fugae of running away—in the Scots law phrase used in reference to an absconding debtor New Latin in meditatione fugae in contemplation of running away—genitive of fuga flight, running away) of fugie, probably by shortening & alteration from fugitive entry 2

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“Fugae warrant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fugae%20warrant. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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