A son could acquire no property but with his father's consent, and what he thus acquired was called his peculium as of a slave.
Each had a share of copra, her peculium, to dispose of for herself.
If they were not slaves they could not have peculium in the technical sense.
For other references to the peculium for clothing, see Visit.
The peculium of Southern servants, even on the plantation, is sometimes not trifling.
My peculium I don't recollect, but it could not have exceeded 100.
The "peculium" was the sum of money which a son in his minority was allowed by his father to be in possession of.
Similarly, in the Constitutions of the legate Ottobon in 1268, the peculium is grouped with other forms of property; ch.
Thus the slave gets a chance of acquiring what will be as a matter of fact a peculium.
The peculium, or private acquisitions of a slave by economy or donation, ought to be reckoned his property.