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Editio
(730 words)

[German version]

The term editio is derived from the verb edere (‘to present, to show, to announce’) and has several meanings within the legal realm:

(1) The editio actionis (Dig. 2,13) refers to the announcement required, in order for a trial to be sub judice in the formulary procedure, from the plaintiff towards the defendant, stating the type of charge(-formula) the plaintiff intends to initiate against the defendant. As long as the defendant accepts the formula (accipere iudicium), the  litis contestatio (attestation of conflict) is established. For a long time, modern …

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Paulus, Christoph Georg (Berlin), “Editio”, 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 17 May 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e326280>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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