Definition of Carnifex

1. n. The public executioner at Rome, who executed persons of the lowest rank; hence, an executioner or hangman.



Definition of Carnifex

1. Noun. an executioner ¹

2. Noun. a butcher ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Carnifex

1. an executioner [n -ES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Carnifex

carneous degeneration
carneous mole
carnes
carnet
carnets
carney
carney syndrome
carneyed
carneying
carneys
carnie
carnied
carnier
carnies
carniest
carnifex (current term)
carnifexes
carnification
carnifications
carnified
carnifies
carnify
carnifying
carnin
carnitas
carnitine
carnitine acyltransferases
carnitine amidase
carnitine coenzyme A ligase
carnitine dehydratase

Literary usage of Carnifex

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1. Register of the Freemen of the City of York: From the City Records ... 1272-1759 by York (England), Francis Collins (1897)
"... Nicholaus de Catton Willelmus Maure, de [blank] Symon Skot, carnifex Philippus de ... Nicholaus le lacer Hugo de Hoby, carnifex Johannes de ..."

2. Battles and Leaders of the Civil War by Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buel (1887)
"I was puzzled at Floyd's inaction at carnifex Ferry, but the mystery is partly ... Floyd's position was now about two miles distant, and AFFAIR AT carnifex ..."

3. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1883)
"... carnifex. % Professor OWEN, CB, FRS, &c. Received April 13,—Bead April 26, 1883. [PLATE 46.] SINCE the communication of the 1st February, 1883, ..."

4. A Text-book of Zoology by Thomas Jeffery Parker, William Aitcheson Haswell (1921)
"... carnifex. of skull. (After Flower.) Side vie» Among the Edentata the majority of fossil as of existing forms have been found in South America. ..."

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