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POTESTAS, civil law. A Latin word which signifies power; authority; domination; empire. It has several meaning. 1. It signifies imperium, or the jurisdiction of magistrates. 2. The power of the father over his children, patriapotestas. 3. The authority of masters over their slaves, which makes it nearly synonymous with dominium. See Inst. 1, 9, et 12; Dig. 2, 1, 13, 1; Id. 14, 1; Id. 14, 4, 1, 4.

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Ma nello Spaccio Satana non c'e e la "potestas" e collegiale.
A dominica potestas dos Romanos, constando de dous elementos--o doininium e a potestas, impunha ao escravo dupla subjeicao ao Senhor, e o considerava ao mesmo tempo como cousa e como pessoa.
The kingpins in various institutions tend to forget French jurist Jean Bodin's dictum 'majesta est summa in civas ac subditoes legibusque salute potestas, that is 'highest power over citizens and subjects, unrestrained by law'.
En una especie de magia mexicana, Andres Manuel ha podido sumar en su persona lo inimaginable: la auctoritas y la potestas, el poder espiritual y el poder civil, para democraticamente gobernar de manera vicaria en lugar de Dios y del Estado laico.
"DPWH's practice of delegating implementation to local government unit is contrary to express mandate of the law and violates the legal precept Delegara potestas non potest delegari (delegated power cannot be delegated)," he said.
The Separation Between potestas ordinis and officium in Hugh of Amiens and Gerhoch of Reichersberg
En su investigacion sostenia que el Decreto de Graciano solo distinguia entre la potestas y la exe cutio o usus potestatis, es decir, entre la potestad y su ejercicio.
Dos ordenes (uterque potestas, uterque ordo) regiran el mundo: uno de ellos, el de los clerigos, poseera la autoridad (autorictas) y el otro, el de los soberanos, el poder (potestas)" (4).
At 4pm canticles will be sung to Howell's Collegium Regale setting and the anthem will be Data est mihi omnes potestas by MacMillan.
Although there is some debate as to its true origins, the phrase "knowledge is power" is most often attributed to 16th-century English philosopher and statesman Sir Francis Bacon, although it appeared in his work Meditationes Sacrae in Latin ("ipsa scientia potestas est") and translates more accurately as "knowledge itself is power."
La doctrina (5) y jurisprudencia (6) concuerdan en que el restablecimiento de la ecuacion financiera del contrato estatal debe tener una causal o fundamento juridico, dentro de los cuales estan la teoria de la imprevision y los titulos de imputacion por los que la administracion contratante tiene la obligacion de restaurar el equilibrio economico: sujeciones materiales imprevistas, potestas variandi y hecho del principe.
The vision for an unemployment insurance program enlivens the principle of patria potestas, which the SSS exercises over its members, he added.