[German version]  Aphorism, v. Gnome  II A; Proverbs Aphorism, v. Gnome  II A; Proverbs Paulus, Christoph Georg (Berlin) [German version]  Legal verdict Literally etymologically derived from the root
sin, the sense of something uttered; in Roman legal terminology, e.g. the sense of a private legal action (cf. e.g. Dig. 28,1,1 on a testament) or a law (cf. Dig. 23,2,44,5).
Sententia in particular meant the verdict, in civil or criminal law, delivered by a judge (
arbiter ). In this sense,
sententia was already used for the process of the
legis actio …