YEAR 2018 N.º 1

ISSN 2182-9845

The "fetosín" as an example of a traditional legal institution

Irene Merino Calle


Customary law; Public law; Spanish Private law; Fetosín; Anthropology; Common gods; Jurisprudence; Spanish Civil Law.


This study focus on analyzing what is the traditional agrarian law called Fetosín, meanwhile the study treats to solve the debate emerged about its legal nature and its connection to another figure of private law known as Enfiteusis. Also, the article will attend to provide a solution to this discussion from a legal perspective necessarily, adding at the same time a new point of view, the anthropological one, as relations between Law and Anthropology represent a bond of great interest. In the end, there are several conclusions which come from the analysis made previously.