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Adsertor
(90 words)

[German version]

is a free citizen who pleads in court the case, in particular the liberation, of a slave, who is incapable of being a party to a lawsuit: as plaintiff in the vindicatio in libertatem including the manumissio vindicta, as defendant in the vindicatio in servitutem. On the possibilities of abuse in liberation cases Liv. 3,44 ff. Following preceding relaxation, Justinian ultimately declared slaves capable of acting in liberation cases (Cod. Iust. 7,17).

 Vindicatio;  Manumissio

Bibliography

E. Ferenczy, in: Studi Donatuti, 1973,…

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Paulus, Christoph Georg (Berlin), “Adsertor”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 06 May 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e103970>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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