pretium affectionis

noun

pre·​ti·​um af·​fec·​ti·​o·​nis
ˈpretēəməˌfektēˈōnə̇s
plural pretia affectionis
-tēə-
: a factitious value placed upon a thing by its owner because of some sentimental association or a whim

Word History

Etymology

Latin, price of affection

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“Pretium affectionis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pretium%20affectionis. Accessed 26 Jan. 2023.

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