Lexicon:Duces tecum

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Citation: duces tecum
Language: Latin
References: The Surgeon's Mate, page 147
Meaning: bring it with you


A writ ordering a party to 'bring with you' a document at the next court hearing.

Additional information

Jack Aubrey's proposed translation, 'The admirals are with thee', is actually quite possible if these two words are looked at in isolation. Duces is a verb, the second person singular of the future active tense of ducere 'to bring, lead, fetch', but it could have been a noun, the plural form of dux 'guide, leader in war'.

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