Sentence Examples with the word MANCIPIUM

If the mancipium died a natural death while in the creditor's possession no claim could lie against the latter; but if he was the cause of death by cruelty, he had to give son for son, or pay for a slave.

The debtor being seized for debt could nominate as mancipium or hostage to work off the debt, his wife, a child, or slave.

If the mancipium died a natural death under the creditor's hand, the creditor was scot free.