Latin Legal Terms

Custodiae or custodie

Custodiae or custodie – this Latin term literally means guards, wardens. The origin of this word is “custos”, which means guardian, keeper, watchman. In practice the word relates to the legal term “custodes pacis”, which especially in the ancient times has referred to the figures of guardians, appointed to supervise and keep the public peace and order of behavior in the society.
The word relates also to the legal term “location custodiae”, which details a labor or service agreement, where goods are received on temporary deposit for a reward.

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