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SOLUM PROVINCIAL!? Definition & Legal Meaning

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Lat. In Roman law. The solum italicum (an extension of the old Ager llomanus) admitted full ownership, and of the application to it of usueapio; whereas the solum provinciale (an extension of the old Ager Publicus) admitted of a possessory title only, and of longi temporis possessio only. Justinian abolished all dis- tinctions between the two, sinking the italicum to the level of the provinciale. Brown. Solum rex hoc non facere potest, qnod non potest injuste agere. 11 Coke, 72. This alone the king cannot do, he cannot act unjustly. Solus Deus facit hscredem, non homo. Co. Litt 5. God alone makes the heir, not man.


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