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Definitions of ADNOTATIO
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In the civil law. The subscription of a name or signature to an instrument. Cod. 4, 19, 5, 7. A rescript of the prince or emperor, signed with his own hand, or sign-manual. Cod. 1, 19, 1. "In the imperial law, casual homicide was excused by the indulgence of the emperor, signed with his own sign-manual, annotatione principis." 4 Bl. Comm. 187.
By Henry Campbell Black