Patibulary Pa*tib"u*la*ry, a. [L. patibulum a gallows: cf. F. patibulaire.] Of or pertaining to the gallows, or to execution. [R.] --Carlyle. [1913 Webster]

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  • patibulary — adjective Pertaining to the gallows or hanging. Masius [...] conceiveth thereby some kind of crucifixion, at least some patibulary affixion after he was slain, and so represented unto the people until toward the evening …   Wiktionary

  • patibulary — pa·tib·u·lary …   English syllables

  • patibulary — pəˈtibyəˌlerē adjective Etymology: Medieval Latin patibulum gallows (from Latin, fork shaped yoke for punishing criminals, fork shaped gibbet) + English ary more at patible archaic : of, relating to, or suggesting the gallows or hanging …   Useful english dictionary

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