coemptio

noun co·emp·tio \kōˈempshē(ˌ)ō, -emptē-\

Definition of coemptio

plural

-s

Roman law

  1. :  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 coemptio matrimoni causa, (2) coemptio fiduciae causa

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Origin and Etymology of coemptio

Latin


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