Such is the tremendous influence of lifelong habit, the irresistible power of the patria potestas when it has never been relaxed.
In truth, in the primitive view, Relationship is exactly limited by patria potestas.
Every conquering race has accordingly developed the "patria potestas" to a greater or less degree.
It was a prolongation of the patria potestas up to the period of bare physical manhood.
To solve these questions, we must recur to the patria potestas.
With what merry scorn would she have met this assertion of the patria potestas from the mouth of a sound brother!
The relation which existed between the father and the child was known as the patria potestas.
But from the undisputed existence of patria potestas no similar inference can be drawn.
In the West, however, the individual has become the civil unit; the "patria potestas" has thus been all but lost.
It recognized at first the family only, and that family was held together by paternal power (patria potestas).