Vehmic
Vehmic Veh"mic (v[=e]"m[i^]k or v[=a]"m[i^]k; 277), a. [G. vehm, fehm, fehme, a secret tribunal of punishment, MHG. veime, veme: cf. F. vehmique.] Of, pertaining to, or designating, certain secret tribunals which flourished in Germany from the end of the 12th century to the middle of the 16th, usurping many of the functions of the government which were too weak to maintain law and order, and inspiring dread in all who came within their jurisdiction. --Encyc. Brit. [1913 Webster]

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