plural -s
Roman law
: a ceremony symbolizing the sale of a woman to a man and bringing the woman under the manus of the man usually (1) as a plebeian marriage but sometimes (2) as a device of the woman to displace her guardian

called also respectively 1coemptio matrimoni causa, 2coemptio fiduciae causa

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“Coemptio.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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