\ɡlˈadɪəs], \ɡlˈadɪəs], \ɡ_l_ˈa_d_ɪ__ə_s]\
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Lat. A sword. An ancient emblem of defense. Hence the ancient earls orcomites (the king's attendants, advisers, and associates in his government) were madeby being girt with swords, (gladio succincti.)The emblem of the executory power of tlie law in punishing crimes. 4 Bl. Comm. 177.In old Latin authors, and in the Norman laws, this word was used to signify supremejurisdiction, (jus gladii.)
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- Sulphated-saline-calcic waters containing carbonic acid gas, 55Â° F. Three springs. Used by drinking in chronic constipation, obesity, uremia, general anasarca, local dropsies, and other affections. The entire year.