In procinctu Law and Legal Definition

In procinctu is a Latin term which literally means “the grit for battle”. It is primarily a military phrase meaning “girding up” or “girdle”, the expression having reference to the girding on of armour for the battle. Procinctu is defined as prepared or ready for battle. Testamentum facere in procinctu means “to make one’s will on the eve of battle”. It refers to the will executed by the soldiers before going to the battle in the presence of the assembled people. The assembled people is said to represent the state. This is considered as one of the oldest form of will.