ORACULUM, civil law. The name of a kind of decisions given by the Roman emperors.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Figure 3, for example, shows an early nineteenth-century chapbook (Napoleon's Oraculum) alongside an issue of The Chap-Book for October 1896.
Hermann-Josef Sieben, "Velut oraculum a deo profectum: Erasmus von Rotterdam tiber das Okumenische Konzil." Vol.
Propterea quod dixit oraculum, grave puero domum reduci Imminere a patre periculum, ipsius manu ut caederetur.
(8) Strangely, these descriptions contradict the supposed original inscriptions, written (presumably on the cornice) around the room in which they were housed, and described in a letter some three years earlier by the owner's agent, Federico della Rovere (see Appendix 2): 'Sapientam [omnium] antiquorum exquiret Sapiens et in Prophetis vacabit' and 'Ezechiel, Daniel, Esdras inter Assyrios, Chaldeos, Medos, & Persas divinorum Oraculum mysteria prevident, tempora describunt instaurant exemplaria.' Elizabeth McGrath has identified the first inscription as a quotation from Ecclesiasticus (39:1), but the source for the latter remains a mystery.
Secondo Macrobio, la cui trattazione raggiunge il Medioevo attraverso una tradizione tanto diffusa quanto autorevole, l'attivith onirica si divide in cinque categorie: somnium, visio, oraculum, insomnium, e visum.