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VOCATIO IN JUS Definition & Legal Meaning

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Lat. A summoning to court. In the earlier practice of the Roman law, (under the iegis actiones,) the creditor orally called upon his debtor to go with him before the praitor for the purpose of determining their controversy, saying, “In jus carnus; in jus te voco.” This was called “vocutio in jus.”


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