stillicide

noun

stil·​li·​cide
ˈstiləˌsīd
plural -s
1
archaic : a continual dripping
2
Roman, civil, & Scots law : the servitude of eavesdrop binding a servient tenement to receive from the dominant tenement rainwater from the eaves of a building located on the latter

Word History

Etymology

Latin stillicidium, from stilli- (from stilla drop) + -cidium (from cadere to fall)

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“Stillicide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stillicide. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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