See: embryo

PARTUS. The child just before it is born, or immediately after its birth. Before birth the partus is considered as a portion of the mother. Dig. 25, 4, 1, 1. See Birth; Foetus; Proles; Prolicide.

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Chapter 3, "The Hold," presents a critical development for In the Wake as Sharpe traces the ways that Black women specifically are, through their bodies and the legal obtaining of their bodies through partus sequitur ventrem, occupied by the hold of slavery while occupying the hold itself.
A detail of no small consequence is that though Julia may be the Condesa's slave--in the Spanish Antilles (as in most other modern slave societies) the child's legal status was determined by that of its mother, "following the Roman principle of partus sequitur ventrem" (see Sollors 43; see also Kinsbruner 26)--this fact, like her blackness, is not mentioned in the play, except in Emilia's somewhat veiled reference to Julia's "condicion" (89).
Esta festividad, cuya paternidad se ha atribuido a san Ildefonso, tambien es conocida como Expectatio Partus.
Partus ventrem sequitur [Elparto sigue al vientre] y por tanto los hijos se alzan con sus privilegios.
Certain debates intensified divisions: over slavery, which exploited the legal maxim, partus sequitur ventrem (the offspring follows the condition of the mother), and over sexism, which relegated women generally, and married women particularly, to second-class status.
1 ~Value of fetal fibronectin test and test to Actim Partus predict preterm birth.
17) A "condemnation of blackness" (to borrow Khalil Gibran Muhammed's apt phrase) taken, now, as so much "common sense" and traceable back to slavery's law of partus sequitur ventrem that established that the children of a slavewoman inherited the mother's condition.
Anno Virginei partus MDXXX, nueva edicion con el titulo de Decadas del Nuevo Mundo, traduccion del latin de Agustin Millares Cario, introduccion de Edmundo O'Gorman, Mexico, Jose Porrua e Hijos, 1964, 742 p.
He explores the deeply gendered roots of slavery in the long history of the New World, extending, in the North American context, back to the freedom suit of Elizabeth Key, Virginia, 1665 and the institution of the legal principle of partus sequitur ventrem (the status of the child follows that of the mother), a defining element of U.
illa se tantum stupro contaminavit, et tamen taciturn diu crimen biformi partus exhibuit nota, scelusque matris arguit vultu truci ambiguus infans.
IV 647: pecus ante diem partus edebat acerbos; this image was not always applied to newborn babys: cf.
1993), Partus et fetus et fructus in Festschrift fur W.