plural condictiones
Roman law : a formal claim for a thing : an action against a person originally for a certain sum of money but later also for specific things and still later also for damages of uncertain extent
also, under Justinian : any claim for restitution or to prevent unjust enrichment

Word History


Latin, from condictus (past participle of condicere to make a formal claim, from com- + dicere to say) + -io -ion

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“Condictio.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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