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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A correct expression that takes the place of a popular but incorrect expression.

Usage examples (10)
  • He preferred his erroneous but pleasing mumpsimus to the correct sumpsimus
  • Derived through incorrect copying of the Latin word sumpsimus.
  • "sumpsimus" in his missal, refused to correct the error when it was pointed out, is perfectly typical of the position of his critics.
  • The "Quod ore sumpsimus" and some other prayers accompanied the taking of the ablutions, and the for more
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