utrubi

noun
ut·​ru·​bi | \ ˈə‧trəˌbī \
plural -s

Definition of utrubi

: an interdict in Roman and civil law for deciding the right of possession of movables and preserving things in statu quo pending the decision — compare uti possidetis

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History and Etymology for utrubi

Latin, in which of two places, from uter which of two + ubi where, in what place; from the wording of the interdict

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“Utrubi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/utrubi. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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