cessio bonorum

noun
cessio bo·​no·​rum | \ -bəˈnōrəm \

Definition of cessio bonorum

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

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History and Etymology for cessio bonorum

Latin, literally, cession of goods

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“Cessio bonorum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cessio%20bonorum. Accessed 25 Jan. 2022.

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