bona adventitia

plural noun
bona ad·​ven·​ti·​tia
variants: or bona adventicia \ -​ˌadvənˈtish(ē)ə \

Definition of bona adventitia

Roman Law
: all the property that is acquired by a person through that person's own labor or from persons other than the owner's father and that the owner is permitted to keep subject to the right of the father to enjoy its usufruct

in post-Roman times also called peculium adventicium

— compare bona materna

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Latin bona adventicia adventitious goods

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