('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.
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