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PECULIUM, civil law. The savings which were made by a son or slave with the consent of his father or master. Inst. 2, 9, 1; Dig. 15, 1, 5, 3; Poth. ad Pand. lib. 50, tit. 17, c. 2, art. 3.
     2. A master is not entitled to the extraordinary earnings of his apprentice, which do not interfere with his services so as to affect his master's profits. An apprentice was therefore decreed to be entitled to salvage in opposition to his master's claim for it. 2 Cranch, 270.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Buckland sostiene "the in rem verso clause was of little use in classical and later law, amparandose en que la mayor parte de las veces las deudas serian afrontadas con el patrimonio de los peculios industriales "as money spent on the master's affairs would created a debt to the peculium which came into account in the actio the peculio".
and peculium of our country, but it is liberty regulated by law; and the
En Latinoamerica la tradicion juridica del peculium, comun en casi todos los regimenes esclavistas con componentes legales del derecho Romano, permitia que los esclavos se endeudaran con sus amos, de manera que pudieran acceder a la propiedad de bienes y dinero (68).
For example, the Statutes of Batavia cite the Corpus Iuris Civilis often: Digest 15.1 is cited for its discussion of peculium; Digest 21.1 and Codex 4.58 are mentioned in relation to the Roman Law principle of latent defect in relation to the sale of slaves; Codex 9.14.1 crops up in a discussion of the deaths of slaves resulting from excessive punishment by their owners.
peculium of this or of that nation, but as the property of mankind at