Sub potestate

SUB POTESTATE. Under or subject to the power of another; as, a wife is under the power of her husband; a child subject to that of his father; a slave to that of his master.

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7 l ec ic monn amm under maeht haefis l haefo under et ego homo sum sub potestate habens sub mec deignas l innheardmenn me milites (Lindisfarne version).
The medieval English villein was not in the same condition as a slave, says Skinner, for "it is only his property, not his person, which is sub potestate domini" (309-10).