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(from iubere, to order). A unilateral declaration which acts as a legal command or authorization. In private law iussum is found in particular 1. as a direction by someone in authority to those under his authority (slaves or children of the house) to perform a specific legal act, e.g. to acquire something for him; 2. as authorization by the person in authority to a third person to conduct a particular transaction with someone under his authority at his expense (for which the person in authority takes responsibility by means of actio quod iussu); 3. at the  delegatio as autho…

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Meissel, Franz-Stefan (Vienna), “Iussum”, 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 28 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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