Definition of pugillaries in US English:

pugillaries

noun

rare
  • = pugillares.

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. From classical Latin pugillar (neuter) writing-tablet (usually in plural, pugillāria; compare also masculine plural pugillārēs) from pugillāris (adjective) that can be held in the hand from pugillus + -āris; compare -ary.

Pronunciation

pugillaries

/ˈpjuːdʒɪlərɪz/