peine forte et dure

French noun phrase

: strong and hard punishment : painful death by legal sentence (such as by crushing)

Dictionary Entries Near peine forte et dure

pein

peine forte et dure

Peipus

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“Peine forte et dure.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/peine%20forte%20et%20dure. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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