lex Aquilia (leks <<schwa>>-kwil-ee-<<schwa>>). [Latin “Aquilian law”] Roman law.A Roman statute imposing liability for pecuniary loss tortiously caused and generally regulating loss caused by damage to property, including compensation to be paid for injury to another’s slave or livestock. • A loss had to be financially measurable and caused wrongfully. If the liable party denied liability, then damages were doubled. This law applied to negligence as well as dolus. The law, enacted around 287 B.C., superseded the earlier provisions of the Twelve Tables. — Also termed Aquilian law. See DAMNUM INJURIA DATUM; DOLUS; actio legis Aquiliae under ACTIO.

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