LIBELLUS FAMOSUS

LIBELLUS FAMOSUS

libellus famosus (l[schwa]-bel-[schwa]s f[schwa]-moh-s[schwa]s). [Latin] Roman law. A defamatory publication.

¡°Libellus famosus …. According to the Lex Cornelia de iniuriis punishment was inflicted on the person who wrote (scripserit), composed (composuerit) or edited (ediderit) such a lampoon, even if the publication was made under another name or anonymously (sine nomine).¡± Adolf Berger, Encyclopedic Dictionary of Roman Law 562 (1953).


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