\pˌɒst͡ʃʊlˈe͡ɪʃɪˌə͡ʊ], \pˌɒstʃʊlˈeɪʃɪˌəʊ], \p_ˌɒ_s_tʃ_ʊ_l_ˈeɪ_ʃ_ɪ__ˌəʊ]\
Definitions of POSTULATIO
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Lat In Roman law.A request or petition. This was the uaiue of the first step in a criminal prosecution, corresponding somewhat to "swearing out a warrant" iu modern criminal law. The ac- cuser appeared before the praetor, aud stated his desire to institute criminal proceedings against a designated person, and prayed the authority of the magistrate therefor. In old English ecclesiastical law. A species of petition for transfer of a bishop.
By Henry Campbell Black