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Sectio bonorum
(91 words)

[German version]

('liquidation of assets') is the model for the Roman collection of debts ( missio in possessionem ) executed against debtors in Roman law. If someone, esp. a tax collector ( publicani ), owed money to the state, all his assets were liquidated. The buyer had to assume the debt. The purchase price went to the treasury ( aerarium ). Guarantors (praedes) whom the state debtor often had to procure were subject to SB as well.

Debt

Bibliography

M. Kaser, K. Hackl, Das römische Zivilprozeßrecht 21996, 389 f.

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Schiemann, Gottfried (Tübingen), “Sectio bonorum”, 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 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1106270>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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