carnifex definition

  • noun:
    • an executioner
    • a butcher
    • The public executioner at Rome, who executed persons of this least expensive position; thus, an executioner or hangman.
    • A public executioner; a hangman; thus, as a term of abuse, a wretch.
    • [capitalized] In ornithology: A genus of hawks: same as Micrastur. Lesson, 1842. [Not in use.] A genus of birds: just like Phænicercus.

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