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Apogrăphé

ἀπογραφή). Literally, a “list or register;” but, in the language of the Attic courts, the terms ἀπογράφειν and ἀπογράφεσθαι had three separate applications.


1.

Ἀπογραφή was used in reference to an accusation in public matters, more particularly when there were several defendants; the denunciation, the bill of indictment, and enumeration of the accused would in this case be termed apographe, and differ but little, if at all, from the ordinary γραφή.


2.

It implied the making of a solemn protest or assertion before a magistrate, to the intent that it might be preserved by him till it was required to be given in evidence.


3.

It was a specification of property, said to belong to the state, but actually in the possession of a private person; which specification was made with a view to the confiscation of such property to the state.

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