The roman peculium and the origin of limited liability in Roman law
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pater familias
alieni iuris
actio de peculio
actio tributoria
merx pexuliaris


The study is a part of one deeper study on the Roman Law about the slaves and personae alieni iuris presented in its evolution. The accent is mainly on the emergence of the limited liability of the pater familias/ dominus in the case of contracts with pecuniary property. It is a study for the place of the actio de peculio among the other actiones adjectitiae qualitatis, the notion of the merx pexuliaris and the concessio particulii.
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