). The term ἀπόρρησις,
“prohibition,” has a technical meaning in Attic law in
connexion with the sale of landed property. Public notice was required to be
given of every such sale, for the protection of mortgagees and other
creditors; and any one having a claim upon the estate might interdict the
sale by an ἀπόρρησις.
The vendor, on the
other hand, had his remedy against fraudulent or malicious obstruction in an
action for damages, called ἀπορρήσεως
(Pollux, 8.59; Isae. Or.
§ § 28, 29; Dem. c. Nicostr.
Caillemer [p. 1.139]
in Révue de.
1871, p. 657, and ap. D. and S.)