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Originally signified the domestic power of the  pater familias (Ulp. Dig. 50,16,195,2: in domo dominium). From the beginning of the Imperial period dominium occurs in the sense of property (Labeo Dig. 18,1,80,3; Sen. Benef. 7,5,1; 7,6,3). In the early period, the Roman conception of property is uniform, being understood at first solely as dominium ex iure Quiritium: property rights accessible to Roman citizens and at the limit to peregrini with  commercium . Later on, in honorary law established by the  praetor (in bonis habere,  bona ), allowed claims giving abso…

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Schanbacher, Dietmar (Dresden), “Dominium”, 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 09 June 2023 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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