Placitum

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Placitum (Old Eng. Law) A court, or cause in court.
    • Placitum (Law) A plea; a pleading; a judicial proceeding; a suit.
    • Placitum A public court or assembly in the Middle Ages, over which the sovereign president when a consultation was held upon affairs of state.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n placitum In the middle ages, a public assembly of all degrees of men, where the sovereign presided, usually summoned to consult upon great affairs of state; hence, a resolution taken by such an assembly; also, a penalty or fine, or a plea or suit.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Placitum plas′i-tum a public assembly in the Middle Ages, presided over by the sovereign, to consult on affairs of state: a resolution of such an assembly
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
LL. See Placit
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L., from placēre, to please.

Usage

In literature:

Decretum Universitatis Parisiensis super gorgiasitate muliercularum ad placitum.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete." by Francois Rabelais
Decretum Universitatis Parisiensis super gorgiasitate muliercularum ad placitum.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Book II." by Francois Rabelais
Socagium ad placitum, 334.
"Villainage in England" by Paul Vinogradoff
O ho, vide hic est defalta literae; emenda, emenda; nam in nostra lege una comma evertit totum Placitum.
"Poetical Ingenuities and Eccentricities" by Various
Scribo vobis, utinam ad placitum.
"The Paston Letters, Volume III (of 6)"
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