from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Scots law, a husband's connivance at his wife's adultery.
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D.L. E.N. C., with which the advertisement concludes, is thought to stand for -- si quis domi lenocinium exerceat ne conducito: "let no one apply who keeps a brothel."
For I do believe you can witch the heart out of anyone you please sin lenocinium forte collibitum est tibi, XIX videas mercedis quid tibi est aecum dari, ne istac aetate me sectere gratiis.
Thus the Council of Elvira, which was ready to receive without penance the prostitute who married, refused reconciliation, even at death, to persons who had been guilty of _lenocinium_. [