correus

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First attested in the singular in 1656 and in the plural in 1707; elliptical use from correus debendi.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

correus (plural correi)

  1. = correus debendi
    • 1656 June 7, John Thurloe (author) and Thomas Birch (editor), “A letter of intelligence from the Hague, 7 June 1656” in A Collection of the State Papers of John Thurloe V (London, 1742), page 71
      When a creditor will accept ſolutionem particularum vel correi, the debtor or the correus muſt pay
    • 1707 December 17, Sir John Lauder of Fountainhall (editor), The Deciſions of the Lords of Council and Seſſion, from June 6th, 1678, to July 30th, 1712 II (Edinburgh, 1761), page 404
      Since this act, few take bonds with cautioners, but bind them all as correi and principals.

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

cor- (joint) +‎ reus (accused”, “defendant)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

correus m (genitive correī); second declension

  1. a partaker in guilt, a joint criminal

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative correus correī
genitive correī correōrum
dative correō correīs
accusative correum correōs
ablative correō correīs
vocative corree correī

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