bonitarian

adjective

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

Word History

Etymology

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 13 Jun. 2024.

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