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  1. Vehmic(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to the , a Westphalian "proto-vigilante" tribunal system during the Middle Ages.

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  1. Vehmic(adj)

    of, pertaining to, or designating, certain secret tribunals which flourished in Germany from the end of the 12th century to the middle of the 16th, usurping many of the functions of the government which were too weak to maintain law and order, and inspiring dread in all who came within their jurisdiction

  2. Origin: [G. vehm, fehm, fehme, a secret tribunal of punishment, MHG. veime, veme: cf. F. vehmique.]

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