Elinguation
Elinguation E`lin*gua"tion, n. [L. elinguatio. See {Elinguid}.] (O. Eng. Law) Punishment by cutting out the tongue. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • elinguation — SYN: glossectomy. [L. e, out, + lingua, tongue] …   Medical dictionary

  • elinguation — /iyliggweyshan/ The punishment of cutting out the tongue …   Black's law dictionary

  • elinguation — /iyliggweyshan/ The punishment of cutting out the tongue …   Black's law dictionary

  • elinguation — An ancient punishment for crime by cutting out the tongue of the offender …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • glossectomy — Resection or amputation of the tongue. SYN: elinguation, glossosteresis. [gloss + G. ektome, excision] * * * n. surgical removal of the tongue, an operation usually carried out for cancer in this structure. * * * glos·sec·to·my (glos ekґtə… …   Medical dictionary

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