- David C. Hindley wrote:
> >What is the legal significance of the terms coercitio and cognitio?Coercitio was the power that a Roman Governor possessed by right of his
> >Cognitio is a legal
> >technical term referring to a trial, while coercitio seems to mean
> >interrogation or punishment.
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?
Jeffrey B. Gibson, D.Phil. (Oxon.)
1500 W. Pratt Blvd.
Chicago, Illinois 60626
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