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non possumus

[non pos-uh-muh s; Latin nohn poh-soo-moo s] /nɒn ˈpɒs ə məs; Latin noʊn ˈpoʊ sʊˌmʊs/
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1.
a statement that something cannot be done:
The Pope would not accept a non possumus from the king.
Origin of non possumus
< Latin: literally, we cannot
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