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  • Jeffrey B. Gibson
    ... Coercitio was the power that a Roman Governor possessed by right of his office to compel or force someone to submit to his authority by inflicting
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 24, 2002
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      David C. Hindley wrote:

      > >What is the legal significance of the terms coercitio and cognitio?
      > >Cognitio is a legal
      > >technical term referring to a trial, while coercitio seems to mean
      > either
      > >interrogation or punishment.

      Coercitio was the power that a Roman Governor possessed by right of his
      office to compel or force someone to submit to his authority by
      inflicting punishment -- usually (where citizens were concerned) by
      imprisonment, fine, exaction of pledges, or relegation from Rome.

      And are you sure you are not confusing cognitio with inquisitio?

      Yours,

      Jeffrey


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