bonitarian

adjective
bon·​i·​tar·​i·​an | \ ˌbänəˈterēən, -ta(a)r- \
variants: or bonitary \ ˈ⸗⸗ˌterē \

Definition of bonitarian

1 Roman law : beneficial or equitable rather than statutory, civil, or quiritarian
2 Roman law : of or relating to ownership or possession protected not by the jus civile but by praetorian edict

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History and Etymology for bonitarian

Latin bonitas goodness (from bonus good + -itas -ity) + English -arian or -ary

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“Bonitarian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bonitarian. Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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