Definition of RELEGATION


RELEGATION

civil law. Among the Romans relegation was a
banishment to a certain place, and consequently was an interdiction of all
places except the one designated.


2. It differed from deportation. (q. v.) Relegation and deportation
agree u these particulars: 1. Neither could be in a Roman city or province. 2.
Neither caused the party punished to lose his liberty. Inst. 1,16 , 2; Digest,
48, 22, 4; Code, 9, 47,26.


3. Relegation and deportation differed in this. 1. Because deportation
deprived of the right of citizenship, which was preserved notwithstanding the
relegation. 2. Because deportation was always perpetual, and relegation was
generally for a limited time. 3. Because deportation was always attended with
confiscation of property, although not mentioned in the sentence; while a loss
of property was not a consequence of relegation unless it was perpetual, or
made a part of the sentence. Inst. 1, 12, 1 & 2; Dig. 48, 20, 7, 5; Id. 48,
22, 1 to 7; Code, 9, 47, 8.




Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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