neck-verse

neck-verse
The Latin sentence, "Miserere mei, Deus," was so called, because the reading of it was made a test for those who claimed benefit of clergy

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • Neck verse — Neck Neck (n[e^]k), n. [OE. necke, AS. hnecca; akin to D. nek the nape of the neck, G. nacken, OHG. nacch, hnacch, Icel. hnakki, Sw. nacke, Dan. nakke.] 1. The part of an animal which connects the head and the trunk, and which, in man and many… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • neck verse — neck verse, a Latin verse printed in black letter, usually Psalm 51:1, formerly set before an accused person claiming benefit of clergy, in order to test his ability to read; if he could read it, he was released, thus saving his neck …   Useful english dictionary

  • neck-verse — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: Middle English neke verse; from the possibility of its saving the accused person s neck : a verse usually consisting of the first lines of a Latin version of the 51st psalm formerly set before an accused person claiming …   Useful english dictionary

  • neck-verse — The Latin sentence, Miserere mei, Deus, was so called, because the reading of it was made a test for those who claimed benefit of clergy …   Black's law dictionary

  • neck verse — A sentence in Latin required to be read by a convicted person in determining his right to the benefit of clergy …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Neck — (n[e^]k), n. [OE. necke, AS. hnecca; akin to D. nek the nape of the neck, G. nacken, OHG. nacch, hnacch, Icel. hnakki, Sw. nacke, Dan. nakke.] 1. The part of an animal which connects the head and the trunk, and which, in man and many other… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Neck and crop — Neck Neck (n[e^]k), n. [OE. necke, AS. hnecca; akin to D. nek the nape of the neck, G. nacken, OHG. nacch, hnacch, Icel. hnakki, Sw. nacke, Dan. nakke.] 1. The part of an animal which connects the head and the trunk, and which, in man and many… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Neck and neck — Neck Neck (n[e^]k), n. [OE. necke, AS. hnecca; akin to D. nek the nape of the neck, G. nacken, OHG. nacch, hnacch, Icel. hnakki, Sw. nacke, Dan. nakke.] 1. The part of an animal which connects the head and the trunk, and which, in man and many… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Neck of a capital — Neck Neck (n[e^]k), n. [OE. necke, AS. hnecca; akin to D. nek the nape of the neck, G. nacken, OHG. nacch, hnacch, Icel. hnakki, Sw. nacke, Dan. nakke.] 1. The part of an animal which connects the head and the trunk, and which, in man and many… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Neck of a cascabel — Neck Neck (n[e^]k), n. [OE. necke, AS. hnecca; akin to D. nek the nape of the neck, G. nacken, OHG. nacch, hnacch, Icel. hnakki, Sw. nacke, Dan. nakke.] 1. The part of an animal which connects the head and the trunk, and which, in man and many… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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