Abstinere

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Feminae ab omnibus officiis civilibus vel publicis remotae sunt et ideo nec iudices esse possunt nec magistratum gerere nec postulare nec pro alio intervenire nec procuratores exsistere. item impubes omnibus officiis civilibus debet abstinere.
(Ulpian, Dig. 50.17.2)

Women are excluded from all civil and public offices; hence they cannot sit on juries or hold any civic magistracy or bring actions in court or act on someone else’s behalf or act as procurators. In the same way children ought not to hold any public office. (tr. Jane F. Gardner & Thomas Wiedemann)

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