The Senate as such was distinct from the populus, as having auctoritas, while the populus had only potestas.
The children were always under the potestas of their parents.
Where the potestas begins, Kinship begins; and therefore adoptive relatives are among the kindred.
They further induced his father to make use of his potestas in restraining his son.
The potestas coeundi is not lost in any degree; neither he nor the woman is conscious of any change whatever.
Where the potestas ends, Kinship ends; so that a son emancipated by his father loses all rights of Agnation.
potestas then indicated the supreme authority in general, and was only converted later on into a special and separate office.
Quid ergo intelligendum est, nisi quia potestas & Bonitas illa magis agebat, &c.
It is, therefore, as regards both the potestas ordinis Church of England.
Change of rule of descent; relation to potestas, inheritance and local organisation.