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(borrowed) New Latin (Wiktionary)


  • [218] Which, how remote it is from error of any sort (I mean within the compass of them whereof we speak), being a pure misapprehension of the understanding, embraced (though falsely) for the honour of God, I suppose is easily conceived; and so, consequently, that the argument for the death of a person erring, because he came off no easier of old who blasphemed, is "` a baculo ad angulum.

    The Sermons of John Owen


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  • a baculo means by the club/bat.. used in the context of debate/argument... it is to win an argument by intimidation

    December 19, 2006

  • December 19, 2006