pignus judiciale

noun pignus ju·di·ci·a·le \-ˌyüˌdikēˈä(ˌ)lā, -ˌjüˌdishēˈālē\
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pignus praetorium

\-prīˈtōrēəm, --prēˈ-\

Definition of pignus judiciale

  1. :  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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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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