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1 He was an eques equo publico, receiving an annual allowance for the purchase and upkeep of his mounts.
2 A tutor rendered to the court which appointed him an account of his administration of the property, at least when the ward came of age.
3 A vow, to a Roman, created a quasi-contractual obligation, which was as effective as the sentence of a court: hence damnatam voti.
4 Paulus Diaconus (p. 248) defines pure lautum as aqua pura lautum.
5 B.C. 186
6 i.e., worthy of something better.
7 A freedwoman was subject to the manus of her patron, who was often her former owner. Faecenia had no patron and no relative who would naturally assume the responsibilities of guardianship, and could therefore petition the praetor and the tribunes jointly for the appointment of a tutor, whose approval was necessary to the performance of any legal act, such as making a will.
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