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PIGNORIS CAPIO, ROM. civil law. The name given to one of the legis actiones of the Roman law. It consisted chiefly in the taking. of a pledge, and was in fact a mode of execution. It was confined to special cases determined by positive law or by custom, such as taxes, duties, rents, &c., and is comparable in some respects to distresses at common law. The proceeding took place in the presence of a praetor.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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As soon as the PC is turned on, a small program in ROM BIOS begins running; this procedure is called the power-on self-test - Post for short.
Like POST, the bootstrap loader is stored in the ROM BIOS chips so it is always ready to run.
DOS 5.0's EMM386 avoids creating upper memory blocks in this area because some of the PS/2's ROM BIOS might reside there (later versions of DOS will try to use this area).