latrocinium

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Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

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.

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative latrōcinium latrōcinia
Genitive latrōciniī
latrōcinī1
latrōciniōrum
Dative latrōciniō latrōciniīs
Accusative latrōcinium latrōcinia
Ablative latrōciniō latrōciniīs
Vocative latrōcinium latrōcinia

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

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References[edit]

  1. ^ “ladro” in: Alberto Nocentini, Alessandro Parenti, “l'Etimologico — Vocabolario della lingua italiana”, Le Monnier, 2010, →ISBN