trimoda necessitas

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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“Trimoda necessitas.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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