Centumviri


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CENTUMVIRI, civil law. the citizens of Rome were distributed into thirty- five tribes, and three persons out of each tribe were elected judges, who were called centumviri, although they were one hundred and five in number. They were distributed into four different tribunals, but in certain causes called centumvirales causas, the judgments of the four tribunals were necessary. Vicat,.ad verb.; 3 Bl. Com. 315.

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Como sostiene ARANGIO-RUIZ, verdaderos colegios judiciales son los de los centumviri y de los decemviri stlitibus iudicatis: la competencia de los primeros es indudable en materia de herencia, la de los segundos en materia de libertad y esclavitud, mientras que se discute acerca de su competencia en otros tipos de controversia (17).
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pleaded frequently before bodies called centumviri, which were bodies of one hundred or more citizens.