Roman Law

Kinship in Roman Law

Kinship is the family bond that establishes long-standing affective, mutual correspondence relationships, between groups of people descending from a common...

The Ius Civile

The ius civilis or ius civile, constituted all that right that the Romans considered their own, either because it had been created democratically in the...

Natural Person in Roman Law

In Roman law, the natural or physical person is the individual of the human species that is alive and has legal...

The Obligations in Roman Law

By obligations, we understand all those rights that a person had, to demand from another, the fulfillment of an action or the payment of a thing. For what...

The Capitis Deminutio in Roman Law

The capitis deminutio o capitis diminutio (both right) is the legal phenomenon that represents the decreased ability of a person to have and exercise...

The Senatus Consulta in Roman Law

The senateconsults, or senatus consulta, were the set of acts uttered by the senate in which they examined some matter placed under their...

The Classical Period of Roman Law

The classical period of Roman law, are the set of legal manifestations, which occurred between the centuries I until the beginning of III AD, during which...

The Paterfamilias in Roman Law

Roman private law was organized around the figure of the paterfamilias, who had to be a Homo Optimus Iure person, what means, he had to be free, citizen and...

The Edicts in Roman Law

Edicts were the official pronouncements that Roman magistrates, on the strength of their faculty of ius edicendi, made to the...

The Plebiscites in Roman Law

Plebiscites were all those legal acts, which as a whole, the plebs uttered in their assemblies, or assemblies of the plebs to regulate their own law, at...

The Civil Status in Roman Law

People in Ancient Rome were classified according to their standing to enjoy and exercise their rights within the Roman society. This classification determined...

Post-classical Period of the Roman Law

The post-classical period of the Roman law spans from the death of Alexander Severus in 235 AD, until the legal compilation ordered by Justiniano I in 533 AD...

The Corpus Juris Civilis

The Corpus Juris Civilis is a compilation of legal texts that Emperor Justinian I, the Great, systematized in the 6th century, and which was later printed by...

The Mancipatio in Roman Law

The mancipatio was a solemn way of acquiring property in the Roman civil law, which consisted in the control transferring of something through the simulation...

The Marriage in Roman Law

Marriage or lawful nuptials (iustae nuptiae), is a solemn legal business, through which a man and a woman were united in a relationship with civil and...

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