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Forum privilegiatum
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1. Definition and function

Forum privilegiatum, Latin for “privileged court of law,” indicates the competence of the court of law before which one must bring a case. Under the modern state of law (Rechtsstaat), In contrast to the early modern period, this competence is determined by law (statute) (for Germany: Zivilprozessordnung, § 12). This determination is made (1) …

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Mohnhaupt, Heinz, “Forum privilegiatum”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 04 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_019963>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20180126



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