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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“Pignus judiciale.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pignus%20judiciale. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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