What is AS?

Lat. In the Roman and civil law. A pound weight; and a coin originally weighing a pound, (called also “libra;”) divided into twelve parts, called “unciw.” Any integral sum, subject to division in certain proportions. Frequently applied in the civil law to inheritances; the whole inheritance being termed “as.” and its several proportionate parts “scatans,” “quadrans,” etc. Burrill. The term “as,” and the multiples of its unciw, were also used to denote the rates of interest. 2 Bl. Comm. 402, note m.

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