adventitious property – property coming to one from a stranger or anyone other than the paterfamilias

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adventitious property:

1. Roman law. Property coming to a son or daughter from anyone other than the paterfamilias. — aka peculium adventitium

2. Hist. Property coming to one from a stranger or collateral relative. [1]


1. Accidental, not inherent; coming from an external source. [2]


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[1]: Black’s Law Dictionary Deluxe Tenth Edition by Henry Campbell Black, Editor in Chief Bryan A. Garner. ISBN: 978-0-314-61300-4

[2]: Ballantine’s Law Dictionary with Pronunciations Third Edition by James A. Ballantine (James Arthur 1871-1949).  Edited by William S. Anderson.  © 1969 by THE LAWYER’S CO-OPERATIVE PUBLISHING COMPANY.  Library of Congress Catalog Card No. 68-30931


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