Definition of condictio
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
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Origin and Etymology of condictio
Latin, from condictus (past participle of condicere to make a formal claim, from com- + dicere to say) + -io -ion — more at diction
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