obligatio (ah-bl<<schwa>>-gay-shee-oh), n. [Latin] Roman law. An obligation; a legal bond. Pl. obligationes (ah-bl<<schwa>>-gay-shee-oh-neez).

obligatio civilis (ah-bl<<schwa>>-gay-shee-oh s<<schwa>>-vI-lis). [Latin “civil obligation”]

Roman law. 1. An obligation recognized under jus civile as opposed to one recognized only under jus honorarium. 2. A legally enforceable obligation, such as one by contract.

obligatio ex contractu (ah-bl<<schwa>>-gay-shee-oh eks k<<schwa>>n-trak-t [y]oo).Roman

law. [Latin “contractual obligation”] A contractual obligation.

obligatio ex delicto (ah-bl<<schwa>>-gay-shee-oh eks d<<schwa>>-lik-toh). [Latin “tortious obligation”] Roman law. An obligation arising from a wrongdoing against the person or property of another; an obligation enforceable in tort. — Also termed obligatio ex maleficio (mal-<<schwa>>-fish-ee-oh).

obligatio honoraria (ah-bl<<schwa>>-gay-shee-oh [h]on-<<schwa>>-rair-ee-<< schwa>>).Roman law. An obligation that the praetor or an aedile declares actionable.

obligatio litteris (ah-bl<<schwa>>-gay-shee-oh lit-<<schwa>>r-is). [Latin “written obligation”] 1.Hist. A written contract. — Also termed obligatio litterarum. 2.Scots law. A contract that must be constituted in formal writing. — Also spelled obligatio literis. 3.Roman law. Literal contract, strictly comprising only the nomen transcripticium. See NOMEN TRANSCRIPTICIUM. obligatio naturalis (ah-bl<<schwa>>-gay-shee-oh nach-<<schwa>>-ray-lis). [Latin “natural obligation”] Roman law. An obligation that is not legally enforceable, although it may produce legal effects; an obligation deriving only from the law of nature.

obligatio quasi ex contractu (ah-bl<<schwa>>-gay-shee-oh kway-sI [or -zI] eks k<<schwa>>n-trak-t[y]oo). [Latin “obligation from quasi-contract”] Roman law. An obligation arising between two persons who have not contracted with each other but have formed a relationship similar to a contractual one, or where a payment is made in error; a quasi-contractual obligation. See implied-in-law contract under CONTRACT.

obligatio quasi ex delicto (ah-bl<<schwa>>-gay-shee-oh kway-sI [or -zI] eks d<<schwa>>-lik-toh). [Latin “obligation from something resembling a tort”] Roman law. An obligation arising from a wrong that is not covered by an obligatio ex delicto but that nonetheless creates liability. — Also termed obligatio quasi ex maleficio (mal-<<schwa>>-fish-ee-oh).

obligatio verborum (ah-bl<<schwa>>-gay-shee-oh v<<schwa>>r-bor-<<schwa>>m). [Latin “a verbal obligation”] Roman law. An obligation arising from a solemn question and answer using specific words.

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