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CATALLA OTIOSA Definition & Legal Meaning

Definition & Citations:

Dead goods or chattels, as distinguished from animals. Idle cattle, that is, such as were not used for working, as distinguished from beasts of the plow ; called also animalia otiosa. Bract, fols. 217, 217b; 3 Bl. Comm. 9. Catalla juste possessa amitti non pos- sunt. Chattels justly possessed cannot be lost. Jenk. Cent. 28. Catalla reputantur inter minima in lege. Chattels are considered in law among the least things. Jenk. Cent. 52


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