civil law. Common goods.
2. When a person has the management of common property, owned by himself
and others, not as partners, he is bound to account for the profits, and
is entitled to be reimbursed for the expenses which he has sustained by
virtue of the quasi-contract which is created by his act, called communio
bonorum. Vicat; 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 907, note.
Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition
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