Triverbial
Triverbial Tri*ver"bi*al, a. [Pref. tri- + L. verbum a word.] (Rom. Antiq.) Pertaining to, or designating, certain days allowed to the pretor for hearing causes, when be might speak the three characteristic words of his office, do, dico, addico. They were called dies fasti. [1913 Webster]

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  • triverbial — tri·ver·bi·al …   English syllables

  • triverbial — (ˈ)trī|vərbēəl adjective Etymology: tri + Latin verbum word + English ial; from the three words do (I grant), dico (I deliver), addico (I adjudge) used by praetors in court on the dies fasti more at word : of or relating to the dies fasti …   Useful english dictionary

  • triverbial days — The twenty eight judicial days in each year which the Roman law allowed to the praetor for deciding cases. These days were called triverbial because upon them the praetor was permitted the use of the three words Do dico, addico, I give judgment,… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • triverbial days — /trayvarbiyal deyz/ In the civil law, juridical days; days allowed to the praetor for deciding causes; days on which the praetor might speak the three characteristic words of his office, viz., do, dico, addico. Otherwise called dies fasti. 3… …   Black's law dictionary

  • dies fasti — /dayiyz feestay/ In Roman law, days on which the courts were open, and justice could be legally administered; days on which it was lawful for the praetor to pronounce (fari) the three words do , dico , addico . Hence called triverbial days,… …   Black's law dictionary

  • dies fasti — /dayiyz feestay/ In Roman law, days on which the courts were open, and justice could be legally administered; days on which it was lawful for the praetor to pronounce (fari) the three words do , dico , addico . Hence called triverbial days,… …   Black's law dictionary

  • dies fasti — (Civil law.) Those days on which the business of the courts could be transacted. In the Roman calendar there were in the whole year but twenty eight judicial or triverbial days allowed to the praetor for deciding causes. 3 Bl Comm 424 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • do, dico, addico — I give judgment, I expound the law, I execute the law. These were the words which the Roman law permitted the praetor to use on triverbial days upon which he was allowed to decide cases. See 3 Bl Comm 424 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • judicial day — A day upon which court is in session. State v C.C.A. Judges, 48 La Ann 1079, 20 So 282. (Civil law.) One of the twenty eight days which were allowed in each year to the praetor for deciding cases. These days were called triverbial days, because… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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