Asvamivikraya, Asvāmivikraya, Asvamin-vikraya: 5 definitions


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Dharmashastra (religious law)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-śāstra

Asvāmivikraya (अस्वामिविक्रय) refers to “sale without ownership”, and is commonly classified as one of the eighteen vyavahārapada, or “law titles” in the ancient Dharmaśāstras. These vyavahārapadas are categories of ‘legal procedures’ and define a major type of crime for which a person may be tried. The term is derived from vyavahāra (“lawsuits” or “case”) which defines the case between the plaintiff and the defendant, which is often related to social and commercial transactions.

Asvāmivikraya is mentioned in the following sources as one of the eighteen vyavahārapadas: the Arthaśāstra (3.16.38), the Manusmṛti (8.4-7), the Yājñavalkyasmṛti (2.5) and the Nāradasmṛti (mātṛkā 1.30).

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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Asvāmivikraya (अस्वामिविक्रय).—a sale without ownership; Kau. A.3; Ms.8.4. निक्षिप्तं वा परद्रव्यं नष्टं लब्ध्वाऽपहृत्य वा । विक्रीयतेऽसमक्षं यत् स ज्ञेयोऽस्वामिविक्रयः (nikṣiptaṃ vā paradravyaṃ naṣṭaṃ labdhvā'pahṛtya vā | vikrīyate'samakṣaṃ yat sa jñeyo'svāmivikrayaḥ) ||

Derivable forms: asvāmivikrayaḥ (अस्वामिविक्रयः).

Asvāmivikraya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms asvāmin and vikraya (विक्रय).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Asvāmivikraya (अस्वामिविक्रय).—m.

(-yaḥ) Sale without ownership. E. a neg. svāmin a master, &c. vikraya sale.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Asvāmivikraya (अस्वामिविक्रय).—[masculine] sale without ownership ([jurisprudence]).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Asvāmivikraya (अस्वामिविक्रय):—[=a-svāmi-vikraya] [from a-svāmin > a-svāmika] m. sale of property by one who is not the rightful owner, [Manu-smṛti viii, 4 ](cf. [Indian Wisdom, by Sir M. Monier-Williams 261]).

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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