profectitious

adjective

pro·​fec·​ti·​tious
¦prōˌfek¦tishəs
Roman law
: derived
used of property derived from an ancestor or ascendant

Word History

Etymology

Late Latin profecticius, profectitius, from profectus (past participle of proficisci to set out, come forth, proceed (from), from pro- forward + -ficisci (from passive of facere to do, make) + -icius, -itius -itious

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“Profectitious.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/profectitious. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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