per aes et libram

per aes et li·​bram | \ ˌpeˌrīˌsetˈlēˌbräm \

Definition of per aes et libram

: with bronze and balance used to designate the formal ceremony by which mancipatory contracts were made in ancient Rome

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for per aes et libram

Latin

Learn More About per aes et libram

Dictionary Entries Near per aes et libram

peraeopod

per aes et libram

peragration

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for per aes et libram

Cite this Entry

“Per aes et libram.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/per%20aes%20et%20libram. Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!