potestas abstinendi

noun potestas ab·sti·nen·di \-ˌäbztəˈnen(ˌ)dē, -ˌäpst-; -ˌabztəˈnen(ˌ)dē, -ˌdī\

Definition of potestas abstinendi

  1. :  the right granted by the praetorian law of ancient Rome to a necessary family heir to decline the inheritance; also :  the power to exercise this right —called also beneficium abstinendi

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Origin and Etymology of potestas abstinendi

Latin, power of refusing


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