Actio De Peculio Law and Legal Definition

Actio De Peculio refers to an action against a paterfamilias or slave owner relating to the child’s or slave’s separate funds. It is a term used in Roman law. It refers to the third party account receivables for debts incurred from the slave’s legal transactions. The master is accountable up to the value that the peculium had at the time of the verdict. Peculium means the savings made by the child or slave.