placitum


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placitum

(ˈplæsɪtəm)
n
1. (Law) law a plea made in court on behalf of a person or group
2. (Law) law Austral and US a legal decision made by a judge or court
3. (Historical Terms) legal history obsolete a court or a legal proceeding in a court or assembly during the Middle Ages
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For a number of weeks, my class had been entertained by Professor Jack Richardson--he took us through each conceivable placitum which might sustain the powers conferred by the Act--I think we had reached pl 51(v).
[B]ut it is a negation of that acceptance [of the need to interpret the Constitution as a whole] to read each placitum, in particular placitum (xx), as broadly as possible, regardless whether it is verbally apt for the matters enacted in pur ported reliance upon it, or whether it is productive of a form of overlapping of a power of a kind which it is inconceivable that careful and accomplished drafters such as the founders would ever have intended or achieved.
(11) Language is a combination of sound and attached meaning: "This signal, then, is the noble foundation that I am discussing; for it is perceptible, in that it is a sound, and yet also rational, in that this sound, according to convention, is taken to mean something." ("Hoc equidem signum est ipsum subiectum nobile de quo loquimur: nam sensuale quid est, in quantum sonus est; rationale vero, in quantum aliquid significare videtur ad placitum" (De vulgari eloquentia 1.3.3).
(23) Quos si deviantes a rectitudinis tramite usquequaque reppereritis et convicti fuerint inclinati, ad viam converti rectitudinis, ut bonum atque placitum in oculis vestris paruerit, cure principe provinciae disponite secundum sacrorum canonum sancita.
1) (viii) Si placitum oriatur inter burgensem et mercatorem ...
Sin embargo, Escoto cuestiona la mayor del argumento, es decir, la prioridad de la significacion debida a la prioridad de la inteleccion, al recordar las condiciones que envuelven el acto de imposicion por medio del cual se da a los nombres la capacidad de significar: "puesto que la imposicion tiene lugar por convencion (ad placitum), el nombre puede ser impuesto para significar aquello que ha sido considerado por el intelecto mediante la reflexion, asi como aquello que ha sido entendido en primer lugar" (33).
Traditionally, the major power available to the Australian government was section 51, placitum xxxv, of the Constitution.