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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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The worst atrocities were committed against the Roma in World War II.
In reaction to the attack on the Roma woman, Kosovo's Ambassador to DC, Vlora Citaku, shared a personal anecdote describing how Kosovo society has discriminated against Roma people for decades.
In 2015 I had the honour of attending a pilgrimage with Pope Francis, with more than 5,000 Roma from around the world in attendance.
On this day there is also homage to the Roma killed in the Holocaust.
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Notable progress among marginalized Roma resulted in a decrease in the gap with respect to non-Roma neighbours from 42 percentage points in 2011 to 30 percentage points in 2017.
A feeling of insecurity amongst Roma's citizens was felt, doubled by the poverty, which would become constant for a period of time.
Life expectancy of the Roma minority is on an average 6 years less than that of the non Roma population in Romania.
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