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Paranoias Diké

παρανοίας δίκη). A suit brought at Athens by a son or relation acting for a son against a person who had become mentally incapable of managing his own affairs. It therefore resembled our writ de lunatico inquirendo. If the suit was successful, the person against whom it was brought was inhibited from the further care of his property. Such a suit is said to have been instituted against the dramatic poet Sophocles; but see Sophocles.

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