in jure cessio

noun

in ju·​re ces·​sio
-¦ju̇rēˈses(h)ēˌō,
-¦yu̇reˈkesēˌō
: 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

Word History

Etymology

Latin, literally, surrender in law

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“In jure cessio.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20jure%20cessio. Accessed 3 Jun. 2023.

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