noun con·dic·tio \kənˈdikshēˌō, -ktēˌō\

Definition of condictio



\kənˌdikshēˈō(ˌ)nēz, -ktēˈōˌnās\
  1. 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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