condictio furtiva

condictio fur·​ti·​va | \ -ˌōˌfərˈtīvə, -fu̇rˈtēvə\

Definition of condictio furtiva

Roman law
: an action in quasi contract for the recovery of a specific stolen thing from the thief or the thief's heirs or recovery of its value if it is not available

called also condictio ex causa furtiva, condictio rei furtivae

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History and Etymology for condictio furtiva

New Latin, from Latin condictio rei furtivae formal claim for a stolen thing

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