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Headword: Ὑπωμοσία
Adler number: upsilon,648
Translated headword: deferral-affidavit, hypomosia
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
This was the term for delaying a lawsuit by using the excuse, under oath, of absence abroad or illness or something similar; and doing this [was called] making a deferral-affidavit.
Greek Original:
Ὑπωμοσία: τὸ ὑπερτίθεσθαι δίκην, προφάσει χρώμενον ἀποδημίᾳ ἢ νόσῳ ἤ τινι τῶν παραπλησίων μεθ' ὅρκου, οὕτως ἐλέγετο. καὶ τὸ ποιεῖν τοῦτο ὑπώμνυσθαι.
Note:
Abridged from Harpokration (and Photius) s.v., citing Demosthenes 48.25 (web address 1).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; law; medicine; religion; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 22 December 2000@03:06:16.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords) on 10 September 2002@11:07:46.
Catharine Roth (added link, set status) on 18 June 2004@02:31:31.
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 13 July 2011@09:21:41.
Catharine Roth (fixed link) on 21 September 2011@01:15:22.
David Whitehead on 1 December 2013@05:21:15.

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