praepositura

praepositura

in Scots family law, the doctrine abolished in 1984 that stated that a wife living with her husband had his presumed authority to pledge his credit in relation to certain domestic expenditure.
Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006
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SACKUR (dir.), MGH Libelli de lite 3, Hannover 1897, 239-272, 250: <<Officia ecclesiastica sunt, quorum ista sunt nomina, episcopates, presbyteratus, diaconatus, praepositura, abbatia, clericatus et si qua sunt huiusmodi, quae sine dono sancti Spiritus non possunt rite administrari>>.
Furthermore, we find that his enemy Jacme lived nowhere near where the violence took place; all the witnesses agreed that he lived in the Praepositura, an area of the city far to the north.