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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History and Etymology for trimoda necessitas

Medieval Latin, literally, necessity of three kinds

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