(noun) (Latin) nil; nothing (as used by a sheriff after an unsuccessful effort to serve a writ); “nihil habet”

Source: WordNet® 3.1


nihil (plural nihils)

(legal) A nihil dicit.

(chiefly, philosophy) nothingness, nonbeing

Source: Wiktionary

Ni"hil, n. Etym: [L.]

Definition: Nothing. Nihil album Etym: [L., white nothing] (Chem.), oxide of zinc. See under Zinc.

– Nihil debet Etym: [L., he owes nothing] (Law), the general issue in certain actions of debt.

– Nihil dicit Etym: [L., he says nothing] (Law), a declinature by the defendant to plead or answer. Tomlins.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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23 January 2022


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Coffee Trivia

Coffee has initially been a food – chewed, not sipped. Early African tribes consume coffee by grinding the berries together, adding some animal fat, and rolling the treats into tiny edible energy balls.

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