patibulary

adjective
pa·​tib·​u·​lary | \ pəˈtibyəˌlerē \

Definition of patibulary

archaic
: of, relating to, or suggesting the gallows or hanging

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History and Etymology for patibulary

Medieval Latin patibulum gallows (from Latin, fork-shaped yoke for punishing criminals, fork-shaped gibbet) + English -ary

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“Patibulary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/patibulary. Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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