Institutionum juris civilis commentarii quattuor, or Elements of Roman law

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1890 - 685 pages

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Page 30 - 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 383 - 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 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 82 - In orbe Romano qui sunt, ex constitutione imperatoris Antonini cives Romani effecti sunt, Dig.
Page 207 - 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 318 - 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 448 - 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 78 - Lex naturae haec est ut qui nascitur sine legitimo matrimonio matrem sequatur nisi lex specialis aliud inducat, Dig. 1,5. ' By the law of nature children not born in civil wedlock follow the status of the mother, in the absence of a special statute to the contrary.
Page 30 - Sed et quod principi placuit, legis habet vigorem, cum lege regia, quae de imperio eius lata est, populus ei et in eum omne suum imperium et potestatem concessit.

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