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Locatio conductio
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A. General

The locatio conductio (‘hire’) is a fully developed mutual contract in Roman law that comes about through a (mere) consensus ( consensus ) regarding essential contract components. Several modern contract types are included in the term, especially hire, lease, service and work agreements. For these different life situations there was only one actio locati (‘lessee suit’) and an actio conducti (‘lessor suit’). However, the classica…

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Forgó, Nikolaus (Vienna), “Locatio conductio”, 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 May 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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