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Vyavaharapada, aka: Vyavahārapada; 2 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

Dharmaśāstra (religious law)

Vyavahārapada (व्यवहारपद) refers to the eighteen “law titles”, defined in the various Dharma-śāstras. It is also known by the name Vivādapada.

The Manusmṛti 8.4-7 defines the following eighteen vyavahārapadas:

  1. ṛṇādāna (nonpayment of debt),
  2. nikṣepa (deposits),
  3. asvāmivikraya (sale without ownership),
  4. saṃbhūyasamutthāna (partnerships),
  5. dattasyānapakarma (nondelivery of gifts),
  6. vetanādāna (nonpayment of wages),
  7. saṃvidvyatikrama (breach of contract),
  8. krayavikrayānuśaya (cancellation of sale purchase),
  9. svāmipālavivāda (disputes between owners and herdsmen),
  10. sīmāvivāda (boundary disputes),
  11. vākpāruṣya (verbal assaults),
  12. daṇḍapāruṣya (physical assault),
  13. steya (theft),
  14. sāhasa (violence),
  15. strīsaṃgrahaṇa (sexual crimes against women),
  16. strīpuṃdharma (concerning husband and wife),
  17. vibhāga (partition),
  18. dyūtasamāhvaya (gambling and betting).
Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-śāstra

Vyavahārapada (व्यवहारपद).—In the texts of classical Hindu law known as Dharmaśāstra, legal procedure is divided into 18 titles of law (vyavahārapadas) that constitute the theoretically adjudicable categories of crime for which a person may be tried. Perhaps the most important of these is the first, the Non-payment of Debts (ṛṇādāna), under which falls a great variety of proprietary, financial, and fiduciary crimes.

Source: JSTOR: The Non-Observance of Conventions: A Title of Hindu Law in the Smṛticandrikā

about this context:

Dharmaśāstra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharma-shastra) is a category of Hindu literature containing important instructions regarding religious law, ethics, economics, jurisprudence and more. It is categorised as smṛti, an important and authorative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

Relevant definitions

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Sahasa
Sahasā (सहसा).—One of the four types of nikṣepa (‘placing’);—What is meant placing quickly (sah...
Vibhaga
Vibhāga (विभाग) refers to “partition”, and is commonly classified as one of the eighteen vyavah...
Nikshepa
Nikṣepa (निक्षेप).—What is meant by placing (nikṣepa)? To place /keep articles on floor etc is ...
Vivadapada
Vivādapada (विवादपद, “grounds for Litigation”):—This term has the technical meaning of the vari...
Steya
Steya (स्तेय) refers to “theft”, and is commonly classified as one of the eighteen vyavahārapad...
Upanidhi
Upanidhi (उपनिधि) refers to “deposits”, and is commonly classified as one of the eighteen vyava...
Prakirnaka
Prakīrṇaka (प्रकीर्णक).—One of the ten sub-types of gods (devas), according to Jain cosmology. ...
Vivada
Vivāda (विवाद) refers to “substantive law”. The more common technical term is Vyavahārapada (“a...
Aupanidhika
Aupanidhika (औपनिधिक) refers to “deposits”, and is commonly classified as one of the eighteen v...
Abhyupetyashushrusha
Abhyupetyaśuśrūṣā (अभ्युपेत्यशुश्रूषा) refers to “breach of contract of service”, and is common...
Dayavibhaga
Dāyavibhāga (दायविभाग) refers to “partition”, and is commonly classified as one of the eighteen...
Kshetrajavivada
Kṣetrajavivāda (क्षेत्रजविवाद) refers to “land disputes”, and is commonly classified as one of ...
Vastuvivada
Vāstuvivāda (वास्तुविवाद) refers to “property disputes”, and is commonly classified as one of t...
Samvidvyatikrama
Saṃvidvyatikrama (संविद्व्यतिक्रम) refers to “nonpayment of wages”, and is commonly classified ...
Vikritakritanushaya
Vikrītakrītānuśaya (विक्रीतक्रीतानुशय) refers to “cancellation of purchase or sale”, and is com...

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