One who originates and proposes a lex
—in imperial times often used of the emperor.
In law, the owner and sometimes the vendor (venditor
) of goods; also
the maker of a will.
A person whose concurrence is necessary to give effect to a legal transaction.
A person under whose authority any legal act is done. See Tutor
In criminal law, the instigator of a crime.
In jurisprudence, a jurist to whom the ius respondendi
had been given
by the emperor. See Iurisconsulti