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Etymology edit

From Latin placitum. Doublet of plea.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

placit (plural placits)

  1. (obsolete) A decree or determination; a dictum.
    • 20 January, 1657, John Evelyn, letter to Mr. E. Thurland
      the placits and opinions of other philosophers

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for “placit”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.)