Common Lexeme


Keywords: law

Pronunciation (IPA): 'kan.zel 
Part of Speech: term verb noun 
Class: skurun 
Forms: kansel, kanselka 
Glosses: convict, conviction, judgment, criminal 


The term 'kansel' entered Common from English during the early period, originally as a kind of joke based on the English speaking world's cultural and political arguments of the day that don't translate well today. It had to do with public ostracism. Today it is a normalised Common word meaning to convict in a legal sense as a skurun verb, and a conviction or judgment as a noun. The derived form kanselka means a convict, and is also colloquially a word for criminal in a general sense.

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