Sale in Demotic Documents: an Overview
Contracts of sale are amongst the most common types of legal documents in Demotic. They are often combined with another type of document, the so-called cession or quitclaim, which confirms that the sale has transferred the ownership of the item. Sale documents could also be used, however, as security for other transactions, such as loans, and in this case the transfer was conditional only. Finally, some external features of the documents are discussed.
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