from The Century Dictionary.

  • Equitable: used to characterize a class or form of rights recognized by Roman law, in contradistinction to quiritarian, which corresponds to legal in modern law.


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  • In contrast to the Quiritian property — which was subject to very formal procedures of transfer — the gradual expansion and commercialization of the Roman Empire created another form of prop - erty, the so-called bonitarian property, easier to trans - fer and appropriate to the age of trade and commerce which requires mobility of goods.


  • Ownership was quiritarian or bonitarian: quiritarian, when acquired by the jus civile only available to Roman citizens; bonitarian, when acquired by any natural, as distinguished from civil, means.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 9: Laprade-Mass Liturgy


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