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PIGNORIS CAPIO, ROM. civil law. The name given to one of the legis actiones of the Roman law. It consisted chiefly in the taking. of a pledge, and was in fact a mode of execution. It was confined to special cases determined by positive law or by custom, such as taxes, duties, rents, &c., and is comparable in some respects to distresses at common law. The proceeding took place in the presence of a praetor.

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But a short term increase in ROM has much more to do with nerve processes than with stretching.
Full range exercises against resistance offer the greatest functional increase in ROM.
We're using ROM touch screens in the warehouse and at the shipping docks--areas that didn't have computers before," notes Calbag's Chuck Gleason.
Windows and the ROM program are so user-friendly, anyone in the office can run a report for what they are looking for.
With more than 80 charts and tables, "CD ROM Factbook" contains revenue and expense data, installed base figures, market projections, a pricing analysis, and a directory of more than 1,500 CD ROM titles.
At $495, "CD ROM Factbook" is the most cost-effective source of information available about multimedia publishing and CD ROM.
Another challenge that customers face with other manufacturers' ROM microcontrollers is upside demand above their normal production rate.
These new mask ROM PIC microcontrollers already contain the customer-specific code required for high-volume, stable applications.