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PATRIMONIUM Definition & Legal Meaning

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In the civil law. The private and exclusive ownership or dominion of an individual. Things capable of being possessed by a single person to the exclusion of all others (or which are actually so possessed) are said to be in patrimonio; if not capable of being so possessed, (or not actually so possessed,) they are said to be extra patrimonium. See Gaius, bk. 2,


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