1 [precatio]. Additional services or *boon work required by a lord over and above those which formed a part of tenure. These were ad precem = at the request (of the lord). [< Lat. prex = a request, a prayer]
2) A loan received as a benefit by a tenant from a landowner. No set term or charge was specified. Often, too, the landowner was the patron of the tenant, his protector and lord. The land was held in *usufruct. The closest English word is 'loan'. Like any loan it could be called in; from this that we have 'precarious'.

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  • Precarĭum — (lat.), die Überlassung der Ausübung des Eigenthums od. irgend eines andern Rechtes auf beliebigen Widerruf. Das P. erfordert ausdrückliche od. stillschweigende Gestattung von der einen u. ausdrückliche od. stillschweigende Annahme der Erlaubniß… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Precarium — Precarium, lat., bittweise, widerruflich, unentgeltlich gewährte Benutzung einer Sache oder eines Rechtes; precario modo, bittweise. Precareihandel, der von einem neutralen Volke mit den kriegführenden Mächten betriebene Handel. Prekär, erbeten;… …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • precarium — pre·car·i·um …   English syllables

  • precarium — /prakeriysm/ In the civil law, a convention whereby one allows another the use of a thing or the exercise of a right gratuitously until revocation. The bailee acquires thereby the lawful possession of the thing, except in certain cases. The… …   Black's law dictionary

  • precarium — (Civil law.) A convention whereby one person allowed another the use of a thing or the exercise of a right gratuitously till revocation. See Mackeldey s Roman Law § 447 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • precarium — …   Useful english dictionary

  • jus precarium — /jas prakeriyam/ In the civil law, a right to a thing held for another, for which there was no remedy by legal action, but only by entreaty or request. 2 Bl.Comm. 328 …   Black's law dictionary

  • jus precarium — (Roman law.) A right obtained by begging or asking for it; that is, a right in courtesy, for which the remedy was only by entreaty or request. See 2 Bl Comm 328 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • PRECAR — precarium …   Abbreviations in Latin Inscriptions

  • Прекарий — (precarium) в римском праве форма обладания вещами и правами (обыкновенно недвижимостями и связанными с ними правами: пользования, права прохода, водопоя и др.), основанная на добровольной и безвозмездной уступке их со стороны собственника вещи… …   Энциклопедический словарь Ф.А. Брокгауза и И.А. Ефрона

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