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iniūria and defamation


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In the late republic the delict of iniuria was infringing another's personality. In each case the offender had acted (1) in disregard of another person's personality, (2) contrary to sound morals and (3), typically, with the intention to insult. The penalty was ‘as much money as may appear equitable’ and involved disgrace (infamia).

(1) in disregard of another person's personality, (2) contrary to sound morals and (3), typically, with the intention to insult.

Subjects: Classical Studies.


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