SOCIDA, civ. law. This is the name of a contract by which one man delivers to another, either for a small recompense, or for a part of the profits, certain animals, on condition that if any of them perish they shall be replaced by the bailer, or he shall pay their value.
     2. This is a contract of hiring, with this condition, that the bailee takes upon him the risk of the loss of the thing hired. Wolff, Sec. 638.

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126, where Domenico Gremoleto, a worker on the "deceased duchess's holdings in Ariano," shipped grain from Ariano via the Po River to the ducal granary in Ferrara; it also notes that Domenico had a zoatica contract--a contract for the lease of oxen or other draft animals; by contrast with the socida contract, no provision was made for breeding these animals, or using them for cheese or other byproducts--for livestock with the duchess.