Significavit


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SIGNIFICAVIT, eccl. law. When this word is used alone, it means the bishop's certificate to the court of chancery, in order to obtain the writ of excommunication; but where the words writ of significavit are used, the meaning is the same as writ de excommunicato capiendo. 2 Burn's Eccl. L. 248; Shelf. on Mar. & Div. 502.

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A version of Significavit nobis was also sent to the archbishop of Toledo and the bishops of Coimbra, zamora, and Tarazona, dated 22 February 1211, in which the pope ordered them that if, while Alfonso VIII and Ferdinand were fighting against the Saracens, any king of Spain violated truces which they held with them, they were to be subject to ecclesiastical punishment (77).
Est animadvertendum, quod in his affirmationibus non attribuitur subjecto modus quo praedicatum concipitur, ut illo modo subjecto attribuatur, sed solum tribui id quod concipitur, nempe negationem seu privationem ipsam; quare in re illa affirmatio negotiani aequivalet quantum ad remotionem praedicati, vel solum per illam copulam affirmatur veritas cognitionis, ut significavit Aristoteles 5 Metaph.
quia necessitate magis quam cenodoxia scribere coactus sum, dum quidam litteris suis, quibus me primo pene ingressu in huius regionis terminos arripuit, vos mihi cavendos, tamquam in Nestorii sectam decidentes significavit.