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  • adj. By appeal to force.


From Latin ad + baculum ("stick, staff"). (Wiktionary)


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  • JM appreciates ad baculum and is quite prepared to punch anyone who doesn't.

    June 27, 2010

  • Considering the meaning of baculum in English (rather than Latin), this is a very interesting phrase indeed.

    January 6, 2009

  • to the rod; appealing to or suggesting the use of force to settle the question.

    January 3, 2009