vadiatio legis

vadiatio legis
Wager of law. See wager of law.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • Legal wager — In the Roman litigation system, while the Legis Actiones procedure was in force, during the early Republic, both parties had to lay down a wager at the preliminary hearing, probably to discourage frivolous litigation. It should be noted that, in… …   Wikipedia

  • wager of law — Etymology: translation of Medieval Latin vadiatio legis : the act of a party having the negative in an action in early English law in giving a pledge or in binding himself to resort to and abide the event of an attempt to prove his case by the… …   Useful english dictionary

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