In Roman law. A fictitious suit, in which the person who was to acquire the thing claimed (vindicabat) the filing as his own, the person who was to transfer it acknowledged the justice of the claim, and the magistrate pronounced it to be the property (addiecbat) of the claimant. Sandars’ Just. Inst. (5th Ed.) 89, 122.

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