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carnifex (s), carnificis (pl)
1. The public executioner at Rome, who executed people of the lowest social status (not Roman citizens); thus, an executioner or hangman.
2. Carnifex comes from Latin caro, carnis, "flesh" and facere, "to make."

This word is also used as a term of reproach; either as "murderer, tormentor", or "scoundrel".

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