January 10th, 2019

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Thursday word: spadassinicide

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spadassinicide (spad-uh-SI-ni-said) - n., the act of goading someone with weaker swordsmanship into initiating a duel and then killing them; someone who does this.


A way of committing, in places and times where duels are permitted, a legal murder. I'd accuse the internet of making this up, but there are citations to Rafael Sabatini. The root of the coinage is Italian spadaccino, swordsman.

A duel
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---L.

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