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Intercessio
(438 words)

[German version]

I. Constitutional law

In Roman Republican constitutional law, the intercessio (from intercedere = to step in-between) denoted a veto against magisterial decrees ( Decretum ), against Senate resolutions ( Senatus consultum ) and against  rogations of all types presented to the various people's assemblies. It rendered decrees ineffective unless an intercessio was unlawful, as for example in the case of magisterial court decrees during an ongoing legal proceeding. Senate resoluti…

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Gizewski, Christian (Berlin) and Meissel, Franz-Stefan (Vienna), “Intercessio”, 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 14 July 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e525310>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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