nexum

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin

Noun[edit]

nexum (uncountable)

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  1. A contract in early Ancient Rome in which the debtor pledged his own person as collateral should he default on his loan (thus risking becoming a slave to the creditor).

Latin[edit]

Participle[edit]

nexum

  1. nominative neuter singular of nexus
  2. accusative masculine singular of nexus
  3. accusative neuter singular of nexus
  4. vocative neuter singular of nexus

References[edit]

  • nexum in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • nexum in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • nexum” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • nexum in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • nexum in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin