universitas rerum

noun
universitas re·​rum | \ -ˈrērəm, -rār- \

Definition of universitas rerum

: a totality of objects treated in one or more respects as a whole in law

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for universitas rerum

Latin, totality of things

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about universitas rerum

Statistics for universitas rerum

Cite this Entry

“Universitas rerum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/universitas%20rerum. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

Comments on universitas rerum

What made you want to look up universitas rerum? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Here Be Dragons: A Creature Identification Quiz

  • monster werewolf photo
  • Which is a synonym of werewolf?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!