Latin. n. Adultery, blending mixing of different strains ingredients, contamination. This term is obsolete but it did not signify the offense of adultery, but the fine imposed for its commission. The punishment imposed for the offense of adultery. It was maintained as a criminal offense if committed solely by a married woman.
According to the Julian statute, the father of the adulterous woman was permitted to kill her and her partner if he surprised them in his or her husband's house. The husband was forced to divorce her, for otherwise he made himself guilty of pandering. Adolf Berger, Encyclopedic Dictionary of Roman Law 352 (1953).