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. An intermediate person who purchased the aggregate, inheritanco when sold per œs et libram, in the process of making a will under the Twelve Tables. This purchaser was merely a man of straw, transmitting the inheritance to the hœres proper. Brown.