Elements of Roman Law

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Clarendon Press, 1871 - Includes index - 543 pages

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Page 254 - 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 53 - Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all ; but is under tutors and governors until the time appointed of the father.
Page 323 - 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 174 - Igitur quod liberi nostri quos in potestate habemus, item quod servi nostn mancipio accipiunt, vel ex traditione nanciscuntur, sive quid stipulentur, vel ex aliqualibet causa adquirunt, id nobis adquiritur : ipse enim qui in potestate nostra est nihil suum habere potest...
Page 2 - 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 69 - In orbe Romano qui sunt, ex constitutione imperatoris Antonini cives Romani effecti sunt, Dig.
Page 360 - ... autem teneri reus litis contestatione. sed si condemnatus sit, sublata litis contestatione incipit ex causa iudicati teneri. et hoc ^est^> quod apud veteres scriptum est, ante litem contestatam dare ^debitorem oportere, post litem contestatam condemnari oportere, post condemnationem iudicatum faceré oportere.
Page 475 - ... enim te oportet, cum ex stipulatu teneris; sed quia iniquum est te eo nomine condemnari, placet per exceptionem doli mali te defendi debere.
Page 512 - Quod precario ab illo habes, aut dolo malo fecisti ut desineres habere, qua de re agitur, id illi restituas, Dig1.
Page 383 - 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.

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