Patibulary

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Patibulary Of or pertaining to the gallows, or to execution.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • patibulary Of or pertaining to a fork-shaped gibbet; resembling a gallows.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Patibulary pā-tib′ū-la-ri of or pertaining to a gibbet or gallows.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. patibulum, a gallows: cf. F. patibulaire,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. patibulum, a gibbet.

Usage

In literature:

The patibulary forks are found on the confines of every seigniorial estate.
"The Pilgrim's Shell or Fergan the Quarryman" by Eugène Sue
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