Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Jurisprudence
Polish Translation: prawoznawstwo
Pronunciation: ˌ/jo͝orəˈspro͞odns/
Definition: (noun)
1) the science or philosophy of law.
2) a body or system of laws.
3) a department of law: medical jurisprudence.
Etymology:
early 17th century: from late Latin jurisprudentia, from Latin jus, jur- ‘law’ + prudentia ‘knowledge.’
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Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Cunctation
French Translation: Cunctation
 
Pronunciation:
(kungk-TAY-shunn)
 
Definition: (noun)
 
1) Delay; procrastination; tardiness.
 
Etymology:
From Latin cunctari (to hesitate, delay). Earliest documented use: 1585.

Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Lachrymose
Polish translation: zapłakany
 
Definition: (adj)
 
1) given to tears or weeping : tearful
2) tending to cause tears : mournful
 
Etymology:
 
mid 17th century (in the sense ‘like tears; liable to exude in drops’): from Latin lacrimosus, from lacrima ‘tear.’