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Translatio
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[2] Legal expression

Translatio iuris ('transfer of rights') finds expression in the famous phrase: "A person cannot transfer to another person rights greater than those he has himself" ('nemo plus iuris transferre potest quam ipse habet', Ulp. Dig. 50,17,54). This formula from the early 3rd cent. AD reflects the concept in classical Roman law that subjective rights do not emerge anew …

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Schiemann, Gottfried (Tübingen), “Translatio”, 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 17 April 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1218860>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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