pignus judiciale

pignus ju·di·ci·a·le | \-ˌyüˌdikēˈä(ˌ)lā, -ˌjüˌdishēˈālē\
variants: or pignus praetorium \-prīˈtōrēəm, -₋prēˈ- \

Definition of pignus judiciale 

: the right or lien that a judgment creditor has in the property of the judgment debtor

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History and Etymology for pignus judiciale

pignus judiciale from New Latin, literally, judge's pledge; pignus praetorium from Late Latin, literally, praetor's pledge

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