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date: 08 July 2020

intercessio, 

Source:
The Oxford Classical Dictionary
Author(s):
Andrew Dominic Edwards LewisAndrew Dominic Edwards Lewis

‘interposition’, was the right of one Roman magistrate (see magistracy, roman) to veto the activity of another magistrate of equal or lesser authority. The possibility arose because magistrates were conceived as exercising collegiate power; only a magistrate with no peer, as the dictator was, could act free of this possible interference. The tribunes of the people (... ...

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