ultracrepidate

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Etymology[edit]

From the Latin phrase ultra crepidam ("beyond the sandal"). An allusion to the response of the Greek painter Apelles to a cobbler's criticism, as recorded by Pliny the Elder.

Verb[edit]

ultracrepidate (third-person singular simple present ultracrepidates, present participle ultracrepidating, simple past and past participle ultracrepidated)

  1. to venture beyond one's purview