man·cip·i·um | \ manˈsipēəm\
plural mancipia\ -ēə \
Definition of mancipium
1 Roman law
a(1) : the status of a freeman subject to the power and control of the head of a Roman family similar to that of a slave except that he could not be abused or killed without legal cause
(2) : the power or control so exercised by such head of family over such freeman
b : a form of quiritarian as opposed to bonitarian ownership of property common in early Roman law
c : mancipation
2 : slave
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