vadium vivum


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Vadium \Va"di*um\, n. [LL., from L. vas, vadis, bail.] (Law)
   Pledge; security; bail. See Mortgage.
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   Vadium vivum [LL.] (Law), a living pledge, which exists
      where an estate is granted until a debt is paid out of its
      proceeds.
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