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QUADRANS Definition & Legal Meaning

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Lat. In Roman law. The fourth part; the quarter of any number. measure, or quantity. Hence an heir to the fourth part of the inheritance was called “hwres ex quadrante.” Also a Roman coin, being the fourth part of an as, equal In value to an English half-penny. In old English law. A farthing; a fourth part or quarter of a penny.


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