a baculo

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Learned borrowing from Latin a baculō ‎(literally from the rod), from a ‎(of, from) + baculō ‎(sceptre, rod), ablative singular of baculum

Adverb[edit]

a baculo ‎(not comparable)

  1. By means of the rod.[1]

Usage notes[edit]

  • Used to indicate that force rather than logic was used in an argument.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Philip Babcock Gove (editor), Webster's Third International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (G. & C. Merriam Co., 1976 [1909], ISBN 0-87779-101-5), page 3