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ULPIAN TABLE [1 record]

Record 1 1995-07-31


Subject field(s)
  • Annuities (Insurance)

The first table of the value of a life annuity of which we have any record, called the Ulpian Table(devised by a great Roman jurist, Ulpianus), arose out of the Falcidian Law. This law, enacted in B. C. 40, prevented a testator leaving more than three-quarters of his property to others than his legal heirs. It therefore became necessary to set a value on any legacies which were in the form of annuities payable for a fixed term or for life.


  • Rentes (Assurances)

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