Learned borrowing from Latin a baculō (literally “from the rod”), from a (“of, from”) + baculō (“sceptre, rod”), ablative singular of baculum
a baculo (not comparable)
- By means of the rod.
- Used to indicate that force rather than logic was used in an argument.
- ^ Philip Babcock Gove (editor), Webster's Third International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (G. & C. Merriam Co., 1976 , ISBN 0-87779-101-5), page 3