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p982 Quanti Minoris

Article by George Long, M.A., Fellow of Trinity College
on p982 of

William Smith, D.C.L., LL.D.:
A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, John Murray, London, 1875.

QUANTI MINORIS is an actio which a buyer had against the seller of a thing, in respect of any non-apparent faults or imperfections, at the time of the sale, even if the seller was not aware of them, or for any defects in the qualities of the thing which the seller had warranted: the object of the actio was to obtain an abatement in the purchase money. This action was to be brought within a year or within six months, according as there was a Cautio or not. The actio quanti minoris might be brought as often as a new defect was discovered; but the purchaser could not recover the value of the same thing twice. [Emtio et Venditio.] (Dig. 21 1; 44 tit. 2 s.25 §1).


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