Forgotten Words

Forgotten Words #5 Exlex

Exlex: [noun] an outlaw, or criminal. The word comes from the latin (where lex is law, and ex is out, or away).

 

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As each student was called upon to answer a question from the previous night’s homework, I began to understand what it feels like to be an exlex standing before a firing squad.

 

Kacirk, Jeffrey. The Word Museum: The Most Remarkable English Ever Forgotten. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2000. 65. Print.

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