trimoda necessitas

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

Definition of trimoda necessitas

  1. :  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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to cast off or become cast off

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