What is LITIS DOMINIUM?

Lat. In the civil law. Ownership, control, or direction of a suit. A fiction of law by which the employment of au attorney or proctor (procurator) in a suit was authorized or justified, he being supposed to become, by the appointment of his principal (dominus) or client, the dom- inus litis. Heinecc. Elem. lib. 4, tit. 10,

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