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STELLIONATUS Definition & Legal Meaning

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Lat. In the civil law. A general name for any kind of fraud not falling under any specific class. But the term is chiefly applied to fraud practiced in the sale or pledging of property; as, selling the same property to two different persons, selling another’s property as one’s own, placing a second mortgage on property without disclosing the existence of the first, etc.


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