pretium affectionis

pre·​ti·​um af·​fec·​ti·​o·​nis | \ ˈpretēəməˌfektēˈōnə̇s \
plural pretia affectionis\ -​tēə-​ \

Definition of pretium affectionis

: a factitious value placed upon a thing by its owner because of some sentimental association or a whim

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History and Etymology for pretium affectionis

Latin, price of affection

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“Pretium affectionis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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