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AISTIMATIO CAPITIS Definition & Legal Meaning

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In Saxon law. The estimation or valuation of the head; the price or value of a man. By the laws of Athelstan, the life of every man not excepting tlrat of the king himself, was estimated at a certain price, which was called the were, or wstimatio capitis. Crabb, Eng. Law, c. 4.


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