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Remarks on the concept of turpitudo in Roman law

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turpitudo   infamia   ignominia


In his article, the author engages with the issue of human dignity – more precisely, with a detriment to it which took the form of infamia and turpitudo. Infamia is a precise concept. It arose as a result of disreputable lifestyle or resulted from either criminal or civil proceedings due to actiones famosae. Infamia was lifelong. By contrast, turpitudo is infamia in its non-legal, concrete form. It was not a result of legal requirements – rather, it arose from negative public reputation, which in turn can be dubious, and even unjust. The author accepts the view that turpitudo is a less precise form of infamy.

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E-Wydawnictwo. Prawnicza i Ekonomiczna Biblioteka Cyfrowa. Wydział Prawa, Administracji i Ekonomii Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego

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ISBN 978-83-66601-13-0 (druk)   ISBN 978-83-66601-15-4 (druk)   ISBN 978-83-66601-14-7 (online)




pol   eng


(e-Monografie ; nr 166)

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Zgromadzenia stanowe i organy przedstawicielskie w dziejach. Księga jubileuszowa dedykowana Profesorowi Marianowi Józefowi Ptakowi

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