praecipitium


praecipitium
An ancient form of punishment wherein the culprit was hurled from some high place head foremost.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • PRAECIPITIUM — in Concilio Bracarensi. A. C. 539. c. 16. ipsa praecipitatio: praesertim cum poenam illam notat, quâ reus sententiâ Iudicis de excelso aliquo loco praecipitatur, olim recepta, ut observatur a Petro Fabro, Semestr. l. 1. c. 18. qui falsum esse ait …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • praecipitium — /presapish(iy)am/ The punishment of casting headlong from some high place …   Black's law dictionary

  • précipice — [ presipis ] n. m. • 1554; lat. præcipitium→ précipiter 1 ♦ Vallée ou anfractuosité du sol très profonde, aux flancs abrupts. ⇒ abîme, gouffre. Route en corniche au bord d un précipice. Tomber dans un précipice. 2 ♦ Par métaph. Danger dans lequel …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • precipicio — (Del lat. praecipitium.) ► sustantivo masculino 1 Terreno escarpado con pendiente casi vertical y gran altura: ■ aléjate del precipicio, podrías caerte. SINÓNIMO barranco despeñadero 2 Derrumbamiento o ruina espiritual o material: ■ la muerte de… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • precipiţiu — PRECIPÍŢIU, precipiţii, s.n. (înv.) Abis, prăpastie. ♦ Cădere de la înălţime. ♦ fig. Dezastru, ruină. – Din lat. praecipitium. Trimis de ana zecheru, 07.04.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  PRECIPÍŢIU s. v. abis, adânc, prăpastie. Trimis de siveco,… …   Dicționar Român

  • Precipice — Prec i*pice, n. [F. pr[ e]cipice, L. praecipitium, fr. praeceps, cipitis, headlong; prae before + caput, capitis, the head. See {Pre }, and {Chief}.] 1. A sudden or headlong fall. [Obs.] Fuller. [1913 Webster] 2. A headlong steep; a very steep,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • precipice — noun Etymology: French, from Middle French, from Latin praecipitium, from praecipit , praeceps headlong, from prae + caput head more at head Date: 1613 1. a very steep or overhanging place 2. a hazardous situation; broadly brink …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Burg Hoehingen — Infobox Castle name = Burg Hoehingen location= South western Germany built= before 1064 AD, documented reference 1259 AD type= Castle materials= Stone demolished = 1633 condition= Ruine coordinates= coord|48|4|15|N|7|37|15|E||Burg Hoehingen ist a …   Wikipedia

  • Burg Höhingen — Schlossberg vom Dorf Achkarren im Tal aus gesehen Entstehungszeit …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Höhingen — Burg Höhingen Schlossberg vom Dorf Achkarren im Tal aus gesehen Entstehungszeit: vor 1064, urkundliche Erstne …   Deutsch Wikipedia


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