sine prole

[ sahy-nee proh-lee, sin-ey ]
/ ˈsaɪ ni ˈproʊ li, ˈsɪn eɪ /

adverb Law.

without offspring or progeny: to die sine prole.

Origin of sine prole

From Latin
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British Dictionary definitions for sine prole

sine prole

/ Latin (ˈsaɪnɪ ˈprəʊlɪ) /

adjective, adverb

law without issue (esp in the phrase demisit sine prole (died without issue))
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Word Origin and History for sine prole

sine prole


legalistic Latin, "without issue," from sine "without" (see sans) + prole, ablative of proles "offspring" (see prolific).

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