dedimus


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dedimus

(ˈdɛdɪməs)
n
a legal document or decree authorizing a person who is not a judge to act instead of a judge
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Nee certam sedem, nee propriam faciem, nee munus ullum peculiare tibi dedimus, o Adam, ut quam sedem, quam faciem, quae munera tute optaveris, ea, pro voto, pro tua sententia, habeas et possideas.
(37) Si ricorda a questo proposito la riflessione di Riccoldo da Montecroce, nei Contra legem sarracenorum, sulla verita e falsita: <<Nam et Machometus sicut Christum / excellentissime commendauit super omnes alios prophetas qui unquam fuerunt uel erunt, ita etiam magnificauit doctrinam Euangelii super omnes alias scripturas Dei, [...] Dicit autem ipse Machometus in Alchorano in capitulo Elmeyde (Surat v): Limituimus uestigia hominum per Iesum filium Marie ueracissimum patenter et dedimus ei Euangelium in quo est directio et lux et ueritas manifesta>>, cfr.
[section] 644 (1934), permitted depositions dedimus potestatem, which could be taken only upon a showing that it was (i) necessary to avoid the failure or delay of justice, (ii) the witness was beyond the reach of the court's process, (iii) the deposition could not be taken de bene esse, and (iv) the deposition was requested in good faith and not for discovery purposes.
It could sit anywhere, even in the chancellor's private house; and causes could be tried out of court by commission of dedimus potestatem to country gentlemen[, and therefore] ...