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Sanctio
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[German version]

(from Latin sancire: 'to consecrate', 'render inviolable'), originally in the sacral sense: confirmation by oath of a treaty (foedus ... sanciendum, Liv. 1,24,6); in the context of a lex ('law'), sanctio means the totality of clauses to ensure implementation (Cic. Att. 3,23,2-3), then generally legal consequence, esp. of prohibitory laws, esp. penalty. The categorization of leges (Ulp. Reg. 1-2, v. here lex, leges D.1.) according to the type of sanctio into leges imperfectae (without sanctio), minus quam perfectae (penalty only) and perfectae (act declared nul…

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Ebner, Constanze (Innsbruck), “Sanctio”, 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 19 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1100670>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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