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contract

Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences.

A legally binding agreement between parties, customarily a written document that has been signed by the parties to the agreement, and preferably witnessed.

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Dialysis

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

(διάλυσις), a legal transaction by which parties settled a quarrel existing between them or an uncertainty about a legal situation through compromise. Consequently, a second settlement on...

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ius gentium

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

Or law of nations, has three main senses. (1) In a ‘practical’ sense it denotes that part of Roman private law which was open to citizens and non-citizens alike. The ...

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Pacta

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

(πάκτα, from Lat. pactum). In the Roman system of obligation by contract, pacta assumed the important function of denoting the mass of agreements from which no obligations resulted (pacta...

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Prostimon

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

(πρόστιμον), the penalty for a breach of contract. According to Roman law the prostimon could be agreed upon through stipulation and was to be paid to the contract-partner in case ...

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Roman law

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

During the long centuries of Roman rule in the Mediterranean, law obtained a steadily greater salience, and it is for this accomplishment, perhaps above all others, that the Romans are ...

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security

Overview page. Subjects: Business and Management.

1. An asset or assets to which a lender can have recourse if the borrower defaults on the loan repayments. In the case of loans by banks and other moneylenders the security is...

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