What is DEFINITIO?

Lat. Definition, or, more strictly, limiting or bounding; as In the maximof the civil law: Omnis definitio pcricu- losa est, parum est enim ut non subverti pos- sit,(Dig. 50, 17, 202;) I. e.. the attempt to bring the law within the boundaries of precisedefinitions is hazardous, as there are but few cases in which such a limitation cannot besubverted.

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