STATULIBERstatuliber (stach-[schwa]-lI-b[schwa]r), n. [Latin] Roman law. A person whose freedom under a will is made conditional or postponed; a person who will be free at a particular time or when certain conditions are met. ¡ª Also written statu liber (stay-t[y]oo lI-b[schwa]r).
¡°The statuliber is one who has freedom arranged to take effect on completion of a period or fulfillment of a condition. Men become statuliberi as a result of an express condition, or by the very nature of the case. The meaning of ¡®express condition¡¯ presents no problem. The status arises from the very nature of the case when men are manumitted for the purpose of defrauding a creditor; for so long as it is uncertain whether the creditor will use his right, the men remain statuliberi, since fraud is taken in the lex Aelia Sentia to involve actual damage.¡± Digest of Justinian 40. 7.1 (Paul, ad Sabinum 5).