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 action for the partition of the aggregate succession of a familia, where that devolved upon co-hœredes. It was also applicable to enforce a contribution towards the necossary expenses incurred on the familia. See Mackeld. Rom. Law, § 499.