What is JOCUS PARTITUS?

In old English practice. A divided game, risk, or hazard. An arrangement which the parties to a suit were anciently sometimes allowed to make by mutual agreement upon a certain hazard, as that one should lose if the case turned out in a certain way, and, if it did not, that I he other should gain. Bract, fols. 2116, 3796, 432, 434, 2006.

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