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Th

(, theta). The sign given in the verdict of the Areopagus of condemnation to death.

“Et potis es vitio nigrum praeflgere theta.” —Persius.

T meant absolution, and A = non liquet. In the Roman courts C meant condemnation, A absolution, and N L (non liquet) remanded.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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