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Revocatio
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('Revocation') occurs in two special senses in Roman law: (1) as revocatio in servitutem ('revocatio into slavery'), the revocation of manumission, probably only current in Late Antiquity (cf. Cod. Iust. 6,7,2 pr.); (2) in civil actions. There, the convicted party, having already paid, could demand retrial ( restitutio ) only with the risk of being compelled to pay the claimant for the litigation a second time by revocatio in duplum ('revocatio for double the value') if the restitution failed. This applied for the formula procedure ( formula ) and the procedure unde…

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Schiemann, Gottfried (Tübingen), “Revocatio”, 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 20 September 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1021570>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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