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Dec 29, 2015
This week’s theme
First words

This week’s words
paternoster
mittimus
gaudeamus
debenture
magnificat

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mittimus

PRONUNCIATION:
(MIT-uh-muhs)

MEANING:
noun: An official order to commit someone to prison.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin mittimus (we send), the first word of such an order, from mittere (to send). Earliest documented use: 1443.

USAGE:
“Problems with the mittimus have recently been blamed in hundreds of errors allowing early releases of inmates, including Ebel and Blecha.”
Kirk Mitchell; Beyond Bars; Denver Post (Colorado); Jun 12, 2013.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The most perfect technique is that which is not noticed at all. -Pablo Casals, cellist, conductor, and composer (29 Dec 1876-1973)

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