Meaning of membra disjecta in English:

membra disjecta

noun

(also membra disiecta)
  • Disjecta membra.

Pronunciation

membra disjecta

/ˌmɛmbrə dɪsˈdʒɛktə/ /ˌmɛmbrə dɪsˈjɛktə/

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in The North American Review. Altered form of disjecta membra; the reversal of the two Latin words perhaps reflects a desire to reflect more closely the usual word order of classical Latin.