from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Larceny; theft.
- n. In church hist., a council held at Ephesus (a. d. 449), at which action was taken in favor of the heretic Eutyches (see Eutychian): so called because its measures were carried by force and intimidation.
- n. The prerogative of sitting in judgment upon and executing thieves.
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Multiplicantur nunc in terris ut locustae non patriae parentes, sed pestes, pessimi homines, majore ex parta superciliosi, contentiosi, &c. licitum latrocinium exercent.
BURGLARY (_burgi latrocinium_; in ancient English law, _hamesucken_ ), at common law, the offence of breaking and entering the dwelling-house of another with intent to commit a felony.
Et predictus Robertus postea evasit de prisona ad ecclesiam de Rowebyr 'et cognovit ibi latrocinium et abjuravit regnum coram
It was to have been ecumenical in authority, but it was dubbed by St. Leo a latrocinium, and "The Robber Council" has been its title ever since.
Constantinople, besides convening a council at Rome, wherein he designated the Council of Ephesus Ephecinum non judicium sed latrocinium.
Proximum bello quod erat, in latrocinium verfi 9 alios hofpites, alios vagos per hibema milites, ad varios commeantes ufus, excipiebant: quidam in ipfis itineribus, ad notas latebras infidiantibus, pars in deferta per fraudem deverforia devedi dedu£Kque, opprime - bantur: poftremb non tantiim odio, fed etiam aviditate prsdas ea fiacinora facie - bant; quia negotiandi ferme causa argentum in zpnis habentes, in commcatibns erant.
Appianus: Soli enim fterilitas & paiipertas 'vos aa latrocinium impellit.
In another place the orator observes that the riches which Rome had accumulated in a period of 1060 years, were lavished by the tyrant on his mercenary bands; redemptis ad civile latrocinium manibus in gesserat.]