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accession

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1 The formal agreement of a country to an international treaty. The term is applied to the agreement of a country to become a member state of the European Union....

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Chresis

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

(χρη̑σις). In a broad sense, chresis implied the principles (e.g., orthe chresis, “proper use”) by which church fathers integrated Graeco-Roman culture within the Christian worldview...

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Commodatum

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

(τὸ εἰς χρη̑σιν διδόμενον), a loan for use free of charge. As a type of contract commodatum was already under Justinian I (Digest 13.6) manifestly an artificial term that can ...

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cultural property

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There is no universally agreed definition of cultural property (French biens culturels). Several protective conventions apply to cultural property but each gives its own definition, which...

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Donatio Propter Nuptias

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

(προγαμιαι̑α, πρò γάμου δωρεά).

From the 4th C. onward, the wedding gift of a man to his wife—as opposed to the “engagement gift” (arrha sponsalicia) common in earlier times—became...

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incidents

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Incidents are significant events or occurrences worthy of monitoring and reporting in a particular context (e.g. serious equipment failure, air safety incidents, adverse patient events in a...

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Jura In Re Aliena

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

Concept of Roman law denoting limited rights of ownership. Roman law developed a system of these jura in re that encompassed servitudes (servitus), usufruct, superficies, emphyteusis, and...

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riparianism

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(Latin ripa, river bank, thus riparius, of a river bank)

The doctrine, applying to watercourses, lakes and underground waters, that an interest in land adjacent to a watercourse...

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Servitus

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

(δουλεία), the charge on a piece of land that obliged the owner to tolerate certain uses of, or encroachments upon, his land by another person. “Real” servitutes are those that ...

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Things, Corporeal and Incorporeal

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

Roman jurisprudence classified all things as corporeal and incorporeal. According to a definition of the jurist Gaius (2nd C.), corporeal things are those that “a person can touch,” whereas...

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