Elements of Roman Law

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Clarendon Press, 1871 - Includes index - 543 pages

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Page 19 - Quod principi placuit legis habet vigorem: utpote cum lege regia, quae de imperio eius lata est, populus ei et in eum omne suum imperium et potestatem conferat...
Page 325 - 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 508 - Rei depositae proprietas apud deponentem manet sed et possessio, nisi apud sequestrem deposita est; nam tum demum sequester possidet: id enim agitur ea depositione ut neutrius possessioni id tempus procedat, Dig.
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 514 - Quod precario ab illo habes, aut dolo malo fecisti ut desineres habere, qua de re agitur, id illi restituas, Dig1.
Page 385 - 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 304 - In hac quaestione totius ob rem dati tractatus inspici potest qui in his competit speciebus : aut enim do tibi ut des; aut do ut facias; aut facio ut des ; aut facio ut facias.
Page 184 - 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 69 - In orbe Romano qui sunt, ex constitutione imperatoris Antonini cives Romani effecti sunt, Dig.
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.

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