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Dr. Weller, an Eastern Washington University professor of English and Shakespearean scholar for more than 50 years.
Note to Hamlet, 5.1.9: "se offendendo"
se offendendo: i.e., criminally. First Clown is responding to his partner's absurd idea that "she drowned herself in her own defence." If that were the case, it would have been se defendendo, "in self-defense." Both grave-diggers are trying to use the jargon of lawyers.