potestas abstinendi

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

Definition of potestas abstinendi

: 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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History and Etymology for potestas abstinendi

Latin, power of refusing

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“Potestas abstinendi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/potestas%20abstinendi. Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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