Gaii Institutionum Iuris Civilis Commentarii Quattuor

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Clarendon Press, 1875 - Roman law - 680 pages

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Page 401 - No action shall be brought whereby to charge the defendant upon any special promise to answer for the debt, default, or miscarriage of another person, unless the agreement upon which such action shall be brought, or some memorandum or note thereof, shall be in writing, and signed by the party to be charged therewith, or some other person thereunto by him lawfully authorized.
Page 627 - Unde tu ilium vi dejecisti, aut familia tua dejecit, de eo, quccque ille tune ibi habuit, tantummodo intra annum, post annum de eo quod ad eum qui vi dejecit pervenerit, judicium dabo.
Page 4 - Every positive law, or every law simply and strictly so called, is set by a sovereign person, or a sovereign body of persons, to a member or members of the independent political society wherein that person or body is sovereign or supreme. Or (changing the expression) it is set by a monarch, or sovereign number, to a person or persons in a state of subjection to its author.
Page 596 - ... naturale est quam eo genere quidque dissolvere quo colligatum est. Ideo verborum obligatio verbis tollitur ; nudi consensus obligatio contrario consensu dissolvitur
Page 313 - Gentiles sunt, qui inter se eodem nomine sunt. Non est satis. Qui ab ingenuis oriundi sunt. Ne id quidem satis est. Quorum majorum nemo servitutem servivit. Abest etiam nunc. Qui capite non sunt deminuti.
Page 219 - That no will shall be valid unless it shall be in writing and executed in manner herein-after mentioned ; (that is to say,) it shall be signed at the foot or end thereof by the testator, or by some other person in his presence and by his direction; and such signature shall be made or acknowledged by the testator in the presence of two or more witnesses present at the same time, and such witnesses shall attest and shall subscribe the will in the presence of the testator, but no form of attestation...
Page 638 - Servi nomine, qui pignori datus est, ad exhibendum cum creditore, non cum debitore, agendum est: quia qui pignori dedit, ad usucapionem tantum possidet: quod ad reliquas omnes causas pertinet, qui accepit, possidet: adeo ut addici possit et possessio eius, qui pignori dedit.
Page 332 - Latinus quidem, quoniam nominatim lege lunia prohibitus est; is autem qui dediticiorum numero est, quoniam nee quasi civis Romanus testari potest, cum sit peregrinus, nee quasi peregrinus, quoniam nullius certae civitatis civis est, ut secundum leges civitatis suae testetur.
Page 469 - And it is a settled distinction, that where an act is done which is in itself an immediate injury to another's person or property, there the remedy is usually by an action of trespass vi et armis; but where there is no act done, but only a culpable omission, or where the act is not immediately injurious, but only by consequence and collaterally; there no action of trespass vi et armis will lie, but an action on the special case for the damages consequent on such omission or act.
Page 231 - In suis heredibus evidentius apparet continuationem dominii eo rem perducere, ut nulla videatur hereditas fuisse, quasi olim hi domini essent qui etiam vivo patre quodammodo domini existimantur : unde etiam filitfsfamilias appellatur sicut paterfamilias, sola nota hac adjecta per quam distinguitur genitor ab eo qui genitus sit.

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