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Contubernium in Roman law

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Mosaic showing slaves
Mosaic showing slaves

Contubernium in Roman law was a permanent and legally permissible relationship between slaves or a free person and a slave. Contubernium was a purely factual relationship with no legal effect. Children from this relationship became the property of the owner of a slave.

  • A. Dębiński, Rzymskie prawo prywatne. Kompendium, Warszawa 2008

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