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(Civil law) An action of a ward against his guardian for failure to use that degree of care in the management of the guardian ship which he was accustomed to exercise in the management of his own affairs.


An action (directa) competent to a minor or his heirs against a tutor or curator when his guardianship came to an end, to compel him to render accounts of his intromissions, and pay over the estate to the minor. The tutor or curator had the actio contraria under which he might obtain indemnification for all expenses incurred and engagements contracted by reason of the guardianship, as well as a discharge of his office and administration. 

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