Definition of Pignus

1. n. A pledge or pawn.



Definition of Pignus

1. property held as security for a debt [n -NORA]

Pignus Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Pignus Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Pignus

pigments
pigmentum nigrum
pigmies
pigmoid
pigmy
pigmy talinum
pignoli
pignolia
pignolias
pignolis
pignora
pignoration
pignorations
pignorative
pignose turtle
pignus (current term)
pignut
pignut hickory
pignuts
pigopolies
pigopolist
pigopolists
pigopoly
pigout
pigouts
pigpen
pigpens
pigs
pigs' feet
pigs' knuckles

Literary usage of Pignus

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Systematic and Historical Exposition of Roman Law in the Order of a Code by William Alexander Hunter, John Ashton Cross, Gaius (1885)
"The distinction between pignus and Hypotheca had nothing to do with the ... Generally a pignus or hypotheca consisted of rights in rem over slaves or things ..."

2. A Treatise on the Law of Bailments: Including Carriers, Innkeepers and Pledge by James Schouler (1897)
"Our English pawn or pledge corresponds with the Roman pignus, a word whose origin civilians have thought significant of the manual delivery which ..."

3. A Treatise on the Law of Bailments: Including Carriers, Innkeepers, and Pledge by James Schouler (1887)
"Our English pawn or pledge corresponds with the Roman pignus ... however, have said that the difference between pignus and hypotheca was one of sound only.2 ..."

4. Private Law Among the Romans: From the Pandects by John George Phillimore (1863)
"9- 14- 2a• of Vangerow, "pignus est res omnia Dig. de usu et habit. L. 19. pro debito creditori obligata. ... 433, I take the pignus among the Ser- " De ..."

5. Roman Law in the Modern World by Charles Phineas Sherman (1922)
"To the legal genius of Roman praetors is due the creation and evolution of a creditor's securities known as pledge (pignus), mortgage (hypotheca), ..."

Other Resources Relating to: Pignus

Search for Pignus on Dictionary.com!Search for Pignus on Thesaurus.com!Search for Pignus on Google!Search for Pignus on Wikipedia!

Search