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conductor  

Nicholas Purcell

Online publication date:
Dec 2015
Subject:
Roman Law
The Roman law of letting contracts (see locatio conductio) was central to the working of much public and private business. The conductor was the lessee, that is the person to whom the contract was ... More

consilium principis  

John Percy Vyvian Dacre Balsdon and Barbara Levick

Online publication date:
Dec 2015
Subject:
Roman Law
A Roman magistrate was always at liberty to summon advisers in deliberation or on the bench. The fluctuating body of advisers summoned to the Roman emperors retained this semi-unofficial character, ... More

consistorium  

Arnold Hugh Martin Jones and R. S. O. Tomlin

Online publication date:
Dec 2015
Subject:
Roman Law
Consistorium, the name given to the imperial consilium from the time of *Diocletian, since the members no longer sat but stood in the emperor's presence. It functioned both as ... More

constitution, Antonine  

Tony Honoré

Online publication date:
Dec 2015
Subject:
Roman Law
Antonine constitution (constitutio Antoniniana) is the name given to the edict of *Caracalla (Antoninus), probably of ce 212, which made all free men and women in the empire Roman citizens (Ulpian, ... More

constitutions  

Barry Nicholas

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Dec 2015
Subject:
Roman Law
Constitutions (constitutiones), the generic name for legislative enactments by Roman emperors, took different forms.(a) Like all higher magistrates, emperors had the power to issue *edicts; imperial ... More

consul  

Peter Sidney Derow

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Dec 2015
The title of the chief annual civil and military magistrates of Rome during the republic. Two consuls were elected annually for most, if not all, of the republic by the centuriate assembly (see ... More

contio  

Piero Treves and Andrew Lintott

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Dec 2015
Subject:
Roman Law
Contio (conventio, a coming together) was a public meeting at Rome from which no legal enactment actually emerged, even though it might form part of a longer formal procedure, such as a trial before ... More

contract, Roman  

R. Zimmermann

Online publication date:
Jul 2015
Subject:
Roman Law
Contract was one of the four branches of the law of obligations set out in Justinian Institutiones 3. 13. However, it constituted a law of specific contracts rather than a law of contract ... More

contubernium  

M. I. Finley and Keith Bradley

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Dec 2015
Contubernium meant a ‘dwelling together’, as of soldiers or animals, but referred especially to a quasi-marital union between slave and slave or slave and free. Since a slave ... More

conventus  

Graham Burton

Online publication date:
Dec 2015
Subject:
Roman Law
Conventus, ‘assembly’, is technically used(1) for associations of Italians abroad;(2) for provincial assizes.(1) By the early 2nd cent. bce Italians (especially in the east) united for religious and ... More

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