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In iure cessio
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The in iure cessio of Roman law is an act of the transfer of a right in the form of a fictitious trial, the  legis actio sacramento in rem . It is - like the  mancipatio - not dependent on the existence of a cause in law (causa), e.g. of a purchase agreement, but rather is ‘abstract’. The in iure cessio is concerned with items in which Quiritic ownership is possible (e.g. not provincial plots of land), and is only available to Roman citizens (Gai. Inst. 2,65). Some rights, like the  ususfructus , can only be transferred by in iure cessio (Gai. Inst. 2,30). The buyer takes up the…

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Schanbacher, Dietmar (Dresden), “In iure cessio”, 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 08 December 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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