Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In Roman law. A species of equitable title to things, ajs distinguished from a title acquired according to the strict forms of the municipal law; the property of a Roman citizen in a subject capable of quiritary property, acquired by a title not known to the civil law, but introduced by the prætor, and protected by hls imperium or supreme executive power, e. g., where res mancipi had been transferred by mere tradition. Poste's Gaius Inst 187. See Quiritabian Ownership.