Jacobipeta

A pilgrim going to St James of Compostella, Jacobus being the Latin form of 'James'. [< Lat. peto = to make for] -

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  • Penitential pilgrimage — Sending a sinner on a long *pilgrimage was a good way of getting them out of the way. Thus a fornicating priest bringing disrespect on the Church might be sent to Compostella or Rome; or he might have to make such a journey year on year to… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • Romipeta — Term used in medieval documents for a pilgrim going to Rome. [< Rome + Lat. peto = to make for] Cf. Jacobipeta; Thomipeta …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • Thomipeta — Term used of a person going on a *pilgrimage to St Thomas Becket s shrine in Canterbury. [< Thomas + Lat. peta = seeker] Cf. Jacobipeta; Romipeta …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

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