de debitore in partes secando

de debitore in partes secando
/diy debatoriy in partiyz sakaendow/
In Roman law: "Of cutting a debtor in pieces."
This was the name of a law contained in the Twelve Tables, the meaning of which has occasioned much controversy. Some commentators have concluded that it was literally the privilege of the creditors of an insolvent debtor (all other means failing) to cut his body into pieces and distribute it among them. Others contend that the language of this law must be taken figuratively, denoting a cutting up and apportionment of the debtor's estate

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • de debitore in partes secando — /diy debatoriy in partiyz sakaendow/ In Roman law: Of cutting a debtor in pieces. This was the name of a law contained in the Twelve Tables, the meaning of which has occasioned much controversy. Some commentators have concluded that it was… …   Black's law dictionary

  • de debitore in partes secando — For cutting a debtor into pieces. The ancient law of the twelve tables has been interpreted to mean that creditors might lawfully dessicate their debtor s body and divide the pieces proportionately to their claims. See 2 Bl Comm 472 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • dessication — See de debitore in partes secando …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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