placitum (plural placita)
- (historical) A public court or assembly in the Middle Ages, over which the sovereign presided when a consultation was held upon affairs of state.
- (Britain, law, obsolete) A court, or cause in court.
- (law) A plea; a pleading; a judicial proceeding; a suit.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Burrill to this entry?)
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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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 placitum in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)
Neuter gender of placitus.