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EXILIUM Definition & Legal Meaning

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Lat. In old English law.(1) Exile; banishment from one’s country.(2) Driving away; despoiling. The name of a species of waste, which consisted in drivingaway tenants or vassals from the estate; as by demolishing buildings, and so compellingthe tenants to leave, or by enfranchising the bond-servants, and unlawfully turningthem out of their tenements. Fleta, 1. 1, c. 9.Exilinm est patriae privatio, natalis soli mutatio, legnm nativarum amissio.7 Coke, 20. Exile is a privation of country, a change of natal soil, a loss of native laws.


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