in jure cessio

noun
in ju·re ces·sio | \-¦ju̇rēˈses(h)ēˌō, -¦yu̇reˈkesēˌō\

Definition of in jure cessio 

: a procedure in Roman law whereby a defendant formally admits or concedes before the praetor the justice of the plaintiff's claim to specific property and the praetor then adjudges it to belong to the plaintiff

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Latin, literally, surrender in law

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