Beneficium competentiae

BENEFICIUM COMPETENTIAE. The right which an insolvent debtor had, among the Romans, on making session of his property for the benefit of his creditors, to retain what was required for him to live honestly according to his condition. 7 Toull. n. 258.

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Concerning dowries there are parallels in Roman law, under a so-called beneficium competentiae.