in Latin referred both to an order (e.g. the marching order or that of a legal process) as well as to groups or corporations, into which several or many persons were organized (also in the plural ordines), e.g. the Roman equites (ordo equester).
In a procedural context the term ordo is traditionally used in the composition of the 'ordo iudiciorum' (Cod. Iust. 7,45,4). It signified the proper types of legal procedure (cf. still today: 'proper' jurisdiction)…
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Paulus, Christoph Georg (Berlin),
Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn),
Le Bohec, Yann (Lyon) and
Heimgartner, Martin (Halle),
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