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Noxalis actio
(629 words)

[German version]

A. Definition, Formula

Noxalis actio was an action because of a wrong done ( noxa ) by a person who was in someone else's power or because of a damage done by an animal ( pauperies ).

NA was part both of the ius civile and the ius honorarium (Gai. Inst. 4,79; ius ). Because the offender was not the person who was liable, there was a special formula : The statement of claim ( intentio ) of a civil NA, which contained the conditions for condemnation, stated the injury done by the person in so…

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Gamauf, Richard (Vienna), “Noxalis actio”, 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 May 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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