Sunt jura, sunt formulae, de omnibus rebus constitutae, ne quis aut in genere injuriae, aut in ratione actionis, errare possit. Expressae enim sunt ex uniuscujusque damno, dolore, incommodo, calamitate, injuria, publicae á Proetore formulae, ad quas privata lis accommodator.
Latin. There are laws and forms appointed for all affairs, lest anyone should err, either respecting the nature of the injury, or the cause of action. Because these public forms, for which a private suit is adjusted by the Praetor, are expressed (or defined) according to the loss, suffering, inconvenience, calamity, or injury of every person.