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Thus the slave gets a chance of acquiring what will be as a matter of fact a peculium.Domesday Book and Beyond|Frederic William Maitland
The gains of the 'filii familias Assessores' were to be protected as if they were 'castrense peculium.'The Letters of Cassiodorus|Cassiodorus (AKA Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus Senator)
At present each prisoner has a peculium, or at all events it is within his power to create one.
The institution of the peculium, or private fund, is of the first necessity for this purpose.
The "peculium" is, of course, elastic, and there is no particular place for drawing the line in the banker's book.Punch - Volume 25 (Jul-Dec 1853)|Various