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English translation: (principle of) personality of law

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Spanish term or phrase:la personalidad del derecho
English translation:(principle of) personality of law
Entered by: Justin Peterson
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14:13 Nov 19, 2013
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Spanish term or phrase: la personalidad del derecho
Before you say "legal personality"

Context: The book is discussing the evolution of the concept that each tribe or culture had the right to develop and apply its own law, during the Roman era. For example, the Franks, the Burgundians, the Visigoths, etc. were able to apply their own laws: "hemos aquí, insinuado, el principio de la personalidad del derecho."*

Legal personality, I am quite certain, is something entirely different: the constitution of a given entity as a unit for legal purposes.

This is referring to the concept that laws should apply to certain groups … that each group has a right to apply their own law, based on their cultural and ethnic sovereignty.
Justin Peterson
Spain
Local time: 12:30
(principle of) personality of law
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Roman law, like other ancient systems, originally adopted the principle of personality—that is, that the law of the state applied only to its citizens. Foreigners had no rights and, unless protected by some treaty between their state and Rome, they could be seized like ownerless pieces of property by any Roman. But from early times there were treaties with foreign states guaranteeing...

http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/453015/principle-o...

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not to be confused with legal personality, which is an entirely different thing.
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(principle of) personality of law


Explanation:
Roman law, like other ancient systems, originally adopted the principle of personality—that is, that the law of the state applied only to its citizens. Foreigners had no rights and, unless protected by some treaty between their state and Rome, they could be seized like ownerless pieces of property by any Roman. But from early times there were treaties with foreign states guaranteeing...

http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/453015/principle-o...

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Note added at 33 mins (2013-11-19 14:47:02 GMT)
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not to be confused with legal personality, which is an entirely different thing.

Billh
Local time: 11:30
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