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The Interpretation of C 8.55.8<sup>☼</sup>

William M Gordon

in Roman Law, Scots Law and Legal History

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print October 2007 | ISBN: 9780748625161
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748671571 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625161.003.0009
The Interpretation of C 8.55.8☼

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The original context of C. 8.55.8 is gifts of a patron to his freedmen which could be revoked if he subsequently had children. After the revival of Roman law in the Middle Ages the text was given both wider application, developing the idea it contains, and restrictive application to the original context. There is some correspondence with the general more restrictive approach to the texts, for example, by the Humanists, but even they recognise the wider application in practice.

Keywords: Gifts; Revocation; Birth of children; Glossators; Commentators; Humanists; Legal practice

Chapter.  2513 words. 

Subjects: History of Law

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