plural vadimonia
: any of several legal pledges or securities: such as
: a contract of suretyship in Roman and civil law used in sales to secure the payment of the purchase price
: a bond or pledge in early English law for appearance before a judge on a certain day

Word History


Latin, from vad-, vas bail, pledge, security

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!

Dictionary Entries Near vadimonium

Cite this Entry

“Vadimonium.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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