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senatus consultum

(səˈnɑːtəs kənˈsʊltəm)
n, pl senatus consulta (kənˈsʊltə)
1. (Historical Terms) a decree of the Senate of ancient Rome, taking the form of advice to a magistrate
2. (Law) a decree of the Senate of ancient Rome, taking the form of advice to a magistrate
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The primus rogatus would move all routine senatus consulta ('senatorial decrees'), and thus would have a considerable input into the form of words.
Las fuentes del derecho romano son: las mores maiorum, costumbres y las leyes reales, antes de la fijacion escrita; esto es, durante la Monarquia; la Lex Rogata, los plebiscitos, los Senatus Consulta, los edictos de los magistrados y la jurisprudencia en si, durante la Republica; las constituciones imperiales durante el Principado; y la costumbre y constituciones imperiales: durante el Imperio, que, como todo imperio era absolutista.
Pisone patre begins, as is normal for senatus consulta, with the formal notification of the date of the meeting of the senate and the names of the witnesses to the inscribing of the decree, followed by an account of the business brought before it (the relatio).