con·​dic·​tio | \ kənˈdikshēˌō, -ktēˌō \
plural condictiones\ kənˌdikshēˈō(ˌ)nēz , -​ktēˈōˌnās \

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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History and Etymology for condictio

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

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“Condictio.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 24 January 2020.

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