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baculine

[ bak-yuh-lin, -lahyn ]

adjective

  1. pertaining to the rod or its use in punishing:

    baculine discipline in the classroom.



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Word History and Origins

Origin of baculine1

1700–10; < Latin bacul ( um ) walking stick, staff + -ine 1

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Example Sentences

The baculine method was a quite common mode of argument in those days.

Baculine, bak′ū-līn, adj. pertaining to the stick or cane—in flogging.

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