capitis diminutio


capitis diminutio
/kaepatas diman(y)uwsh(iy)ow/
In Roman law, a diminishing or abridgment of personality; a loss or curtailment of a man's status or aggregate of legal attributes and qualifications

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • capitis diminutio — /kaepatas diman(y)uwsh(iy)ow/ In Roman law, a diminishing or abridgment of personality; a loss or curtailment of a man s status or aggregate of legal attributes and qualifications …   Black's law dictionary

  • capitis diminutio maxima — /kaepatas dirrwn(y)uwsh(iy)ow maeksama/ The highest or most comprehensive loss of status. This occurred when a man s condition was changed from one of freedom to one of bondage, when he became a slave. It swept away with it all rights of… …   Black's law dictionary

  • capitis diminutio media — /kaepatas diman(y)uwsh(iy)ow miydiya/ A lesser or medium loss of status. This occurred where a man lost his rights of citizenship, but without losing his liberty. It carried away also the family rights …   Black's law dictionary

  • capitis diminutio minima — /kaepatas diman(y)uwsh(iy)ow minama/ The lowest or least comprehensive degree of loss of status. This occurred where a man s family relations alone were changed. It happened upon the arrogation of a person who had been his own master (sui juris) …   Black's law dictionary

  • capitis diminutio maxima — /kaepatas dirrwn(y)uwsh(iy)ow maeksama/ The highest or most comprehensive loss of status. This occurred when a man s condition was changed from one of freedom to one of bondage, when he became a slave. It swept away with it all rights of… …   Black's law dictionary

  • capitis diminutio media — /kaepatas diman(y)uwsh(iy)ow miydiya/ A lesser or medium loss of status. This occurred where a man lost his rights of citizenship, but without losing his liberty. It carried away also the family rights …   Black's law dictionary

  • capitis diminutio minima — /kaepatas diman(y)uwsh(iy)ow minama/ The lowest or least comprehensive degree of loss of status. This occurred where a man s family relations alone were changed. It happened upon the arrogation of a person who had been his own master (sui juris) …   Black's law dictionary

  • capitis diminutio maxima — A complete loss of civil status …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • capitis diminutio media — A partial loss of civil status …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • capitis diminutio minima — A slight loss of civil status …   Ballentine's law dictionary