vadimonium

noun

vad·​i·​mo·​ni·​um
ˌvadəˈmōnēəm
plural vadimonia
-ēə
: any of several legal pledges or securities: such as
a
: a contract of suretyship in Roman and civil law used in sales to secure the payment of the purchase price
b
: a bond or pledge in early English law for appearance before a judge on a certain day

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Vadimonium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vadimonium. Accessed 30 Nov. 2022.

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