trimoda necessitas

noun

tri·​mo·​da ne·​ces·​si·​tas
¦trīmədənə̇ˈsesəˌtas,
¦triməˌdäˌneˈkesəˌtäs
: the threefold burden or charge on Anglo-Saxon landholders of army service, repair of strongholds, and repair of bridges

Word History

Etymology

Medieval Latin, literally, necessity of three kinds

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“Trimoda necessitas.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trimoda%20necessitas. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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