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  • Pegasianum came into operation, and when once the heir had accepted, of course voluntarily, he was the sole administrator whether he retained onefourth or declined to retain it: but if he did, he entered into stipulations with the transferee similar to those usual between the heir and a partiary legatee, while if he did not, but transferred the whole inheritance, he covenanted with him as quasi-purchaser.

    The Institutes of Justinian

  • a partiary legatee, that is, of a legatee of a certain specified portion of the estate under the kind of bequest called participation, so that the stipulations which had been usual between an heir and a partiary legatee were now entered into by the heir and transferee, in order to secure a rateable division of the gains and losses arising out of the inheritance.

    The Institutes of Justinian


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    November 29, 2015

  • 1. That shares something with another; having a share; (also) taking only a portion or part of something; 2. pertaining to a form of land tenure whereby the landlord receives as rent a fixed share of the annual produce of a holding (OED).

    November 28, 2015