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Vindex
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[1] Guarantor in Roman procedural law

A vindex, (probably with the same etymology as vindicta ) was a guarantor in Roman procedural law. He played a role in two parts of the trial--in the summoning and in the execution, each time in the context of the manus iniectio (the physical bringing forward of the defendant). According to the Twelve Tables (tab. 1,1; tabulae duodecim ), the latter was permitted when the defendant did …

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Paulus, Christoph Georg (Berlin) and Tinnefeld, Franz (Munich), “Vindex”, 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 05 June 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e12204930>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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