trimoda necessitas

noun tri·mo·da ne·ces·si·tas \ ¦trīmədənə̇ˈsesəˌtas , ¦triməˌdäˌneˈkesəˌtäs \

Definition of trimoda necessitas

: the threefold burden or charge on Anglo-Saxon landholders of army service, repair of strongholds, and repair of bridges

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Origin and Etymology of trimoda necessitas

Medieval Latin, literally, necessity of three kinds


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