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Vindicta
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[German version]

In the Roman legal procedure of legis actio sacramento in rem ('legal assertion of claim'): the staff that was symbolically applied to the slave or item of property in order to give concrete expression to the plaintiff’s claim and the defendant’s counterclaim to the item. The etymology of vindicta is disputed (cf. most recently [1. 47 f.12]). The most probable connection appears to be with vim dicere ('to assert that one has - legally founded - power over the item').

Rei vindicatio

Bibliography

1 A. Bürge, Römisches Privatrecht, 1999.

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Schiemann, Gottfried (Tübingen), “Vindicta”, 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 September 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e12205010>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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