pignus judiciale

noun

pignus ju·​di·​ci·​a·​le
-ˌyüˌdikēˈä(ˌ)lā,
-ˌjüˌdishēˈālē
variants or pignus praetorium
-prīˈtōrēəm,
-₋prēˈ-
: the right or lien that a judgment creditor has in the property of the judgment debtor

Word History

Etymology

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 21 Apr. 2024.

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