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Derived from Latin latrō (mercenary, brigand).[1]



latrōcinium n (genitive latrōciniī or latrōcinī); second declension

  1. Military service for pay.
  2. (figuratively) Robbery, banditry, highway robbery, piracy, brigandage; pillage, plundering.
  3. (figuratively) An act of banditry or brigandage.
  4. (figuratively) A band of robbers.
  5. (figuratively) Villany, roguery, fraud.
  6. (figuratively, ecclesiastical, derogatory) A term of abuse for church councils held to be illegitimate, especially the Second Council of Ephesus.


Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative latrōcinium latrōcinia
Genitive latrōciniī
Dative latrōciniō latrōciniīs
Accusative latrōcinium latrōcinia
Ablative latrōciniō latrōciniīs
Vocative latrōcinium latrōcinia

1Found in older Latin (until the Augustan Age).


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  • latrocinium in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • latrocinium in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • latrocinium in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • latrocinium in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • latrocinium in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[1], pre-publication website, 2005-2016
  • latrocinium in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin
  1. ^ “ladro” in: Alberto Nocentini, Alessandro Parenti, “l'Etimologico — Vocabolario della lingua italiana”, Le Monnier, 2010, →ISBN