You searched for: “argumentum ad crumenam
argumentum ad crumenam
An appeal based on money or the promise of profit.

A crumena was a leather pouch that held money and was secured by a strap around a Roman's neck; therefore, the meaning of argumentum ad crumenam was an apeal to the pocketbook or an argument based on monetary considerations.

This entry is located in the following unit: Latin Proverbs, Mottoes, Phrases, and Words: Group A (page 18)