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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Origin and Etymology of pignus judiciale
pignus judiciale from New Latin, literally, judge's pledge; pignus praetorium from Late Latin, literally, praetor's pledge
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