bona adventitia

plural noun

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

Word History

Etymology

Latin bona adventicia adventitious goods

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“Bona adventitia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bona%20adventitia. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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