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date: 07 May 2021

iustitiumlocked

  • Adolf Berger
  •  and Andrew Lintott

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Iustitium (derived from ius sistere, ‘stopping legal business’), was the temporary suspension of jurisdiction and judicial operations by magistrates and judges in civil and criminal matters. It was proclaimed by a magistrate in an edict, usually on the senate's authority. It was originally used in a military crisis, especially a tumultus, to enable the people to concentrate on raising an army.

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