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[4] If a thing is legal before a certain occurrence, is it legal after it? Example: “The ravisher took refuge in flight. His victim married. The ravisher returned and the woman demands to be allowed her choice.”1 Is that which is lawful with regard to the whole, lawful with regard to a part? Example: “It is forbidden to accept a plough as security. He accepted a ploughshare.” Is that which is lawful with regard to a part, lawful with regard to the whole? Example: “It is forbidden to export wool from Tarentum: he exported sheep.”

1 i. e. the death of the ravisher, see n. on VII. vii. 3.

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