bonorum possessio

noun (1)
bo·​no·​rum pos·​ses·​sio | \ bəˈnōrəmpəˈzesē(ˌ)ō, bōˈ-, -ˈses-\

Definition of bonorum possessio

 (Entry 1 of 6)

Roman law
: the right of possession of the property of a deceased person specifically : the effective right to succeed, which changed the order of succession of the older jus civile, given by the praetor to emancipated children along with descendants in power, to cognatic after agnatic relatives, and last to the surviving spouse

cessio bonorum

noun (2)
cessio bo·​no·​rum | \ -bəˈnōrəm\

Definition of cessio bonorum (Entry 2 of 6)

Roman & civil law
: a voluntary assignment of a debtor's property to creditors by which the debtor escapes the more painful penalties of insolvency (such as liability to arrest and imprisonment) but is not generally discharged from liability for the debts : voluntary bankruptcy

collatio bonorum

noun (3)
col·​la·​tio bo·​no·​rum | \ kəˈlāsh(ē)ōbəˈnōrəm, -ȯr-\
plural collationes bonorum\ ⸗ˌ⸗shēˈōˌnēz-​ \ or collatio bonorums

Definition of collatio bonorum (Entry 3 of 6)

civil law
: collation of goods

confusio bonorum

noun (4)
con·​fu·​sio bo·​no·​rum | \ kən¦fyüz(h)ēˌōbəˈnōrəm\

Definition of confusio bonorum (Entry 4 of 6)

separatio bonorum

noun (5)
sep·​a·​ra·​tio bo·​no·​rum | \ ˌsepəˈrätēˌōbəˈnōrəm\

Definition of separatio bonorum (Entry 5 of 6)

1 Roman law : the keeping separate of the estate of a deceased person from that of his heirs or the right of the creditors of the estate to insist on such a separation
2 Roman law : the estate of an individual at the time of his death together with any subsequent increment

societas universorum bonorum

noun (6)
societas uni·​ver·​so·​rum bo·​no·​rum | \ -ˌünəverˈsōrəmbəˈnōrəm, -ˌyünə(ˌ)vərˈs-\

Definition of societas universorum bonorum (Entry 6 of 6)

: a partnership including all the property of the partners however acquired : universal partnership

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History and Etymology for bonorum possessio

Noun (1)

Latin, possession of goods

Noun (2)

Latin, literally, cession of goods

Noun (3)

Late Latin

Noun (4)

New Latin, confusion of goods

Noun (5)

Late Latin, literally, separation of goods

Noun (6)

Late Latin

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