trimoda necessitas


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

Word History


Medieval Latin, literally, necessity of three kinds

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“Trimoda necessitas.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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