Peculium Pe*cu"li*um, n. [L. See {Peculiar}.] 1. (Rom. Law) The saving of a son or a slave with the father's or master's consent; a little property or stock of one's own; any exclusive personal or separate property. --Burrill. [1913 Webster]

2. A special fund for private and personal uses. [1913 Webster]

A slight peculium only subtracted to supply his snuff box and tobacco pouch. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

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  • PECULIUM — Festoservorum, a pecore dictum est, utpecunia Patrum familiae. Non tamen solorum servorum fuit, sed et sic dictum, quod filius familiâs sibi parentis permissu servabat, deductô illô, quod Parenti debebatur. Ita filiis cedebat, si pluris… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Peculĭum — (lat.), im Römischen Recht das Vermögen, welches eine einer fremden Gewalt unterworfene Person (Hauskind od. Sklave) mit der Bewilligung seines Gewalthabers (Pater familias od. Dominus) zu eigner Verwaltung in Händen hatte. Ursprünglich wurde… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Peculĭum — (lat.), s. Pekulium …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Peculium — Peculĭum (lat.), s. Pekulium …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Peculium — Peculium, lat., Sondergut: so der Sparhafen des Mannes für Nothzeiten, das vorbehaltene Frauenvermögen; namentlich aber das Vermögen, das ein Sklave oder Hauskind vom Herrn oder Vater abgesondert zur eigenen Verwaltung erhalten hat. P. castrense …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • peculium — n. private property, private possession …   English contemporary dictionary

  • peculium — pe·cu·li·um …   English syllables

  • peculium — /pəˈkjuliəm/ (say puh kyoohleeuhm) noun 1. private property. 2. Roman Law property given by a paterfamilias to those subject to him, or by a master to a slave, to be treated as though the property of the recipient. {Latin: property} …  

  • peculium — /pakyuwl(i)yam/ In Roman law, such private property as might be held by a slave, wife, or son who was under the patria potestas, separate from the property of the father or master, and in the personal disposal of the owner …   Black's law dictionary

  • peculium — (Roman law.) The private property belonging to a son or a slave, independently of the father or the master …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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