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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