From tri- + Latin verbum (a word).


triverbial (not comparable)

  1. (historical, Roman antiquity) Relating to, or designating, certain days allowed to the pretor for hearing causes, when he might speak the three characteristic words of his office: "do, dico, addico".

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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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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 triverbial in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)