Definition of pragmatica in English:

pragmatica

noun

historical
  • A royal ordinance or edict, especially of the Spanish Court, having the force of law.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in John Selden (1584–1654), lawyer and historical and linguistic scholar. From post-classical Latin pragmatica pragmatic sanction, use as noun of feminine singular of classical Latin pragmaticus; frequently via Spanish pragmática. Compare Catalan pragmática, Portuguese pragmática, Italian prammatica.

Pronunciation

pragmatica

/praɡˈmatɪkə/