EDICTUM CENSORIBUS DE LIBERTATE GENTILIUM
The right of adult citizens to freely choose to terminate
their membership in a gens is hereby affirmed, and may not
be interfered with by any magistrate or citizen.
An adult citizen wishing to leave his or her gens for any
reason may do so by contacting the Censores. A minor
citizen may do so with consent of his or her parent.
Within 18 days of receiving this request, the Censores are
required to inform the citizen's current paterfamilias of
the citizen's intent to leave. The paterfamilias or
materfamilias (hereafter, simply "paterfamilias") shall
then have 18 days to respond to this notification, during
which he can choose to impose a waiting period.
Email to the address of the paterfamilias registered
in the Censores' database is considered sufficient
notification. If that address is no longer valid,
then the notification period is waived, and the
citizen may immediately depart the gens.
B. If the paterfamilias fails to respond in the time
allotted, or if he consents to the departure, then
the Censores shall immediately remove the citizen
from that gens; no further delay is necessary or
If the paterfamilias chooses to impose a waiting
period, and notifies the Censores of such within the
18 days after the initial notification of departure,
then there shall be a single 45 day period during
which the departing citizen will remain a member of
At the end of the 45 day waiting period, if the
citizen notifies the Censores that he still intends
to leave the gens, then that citizen shall no longer
be considered a member of that gens.
ante diem VI Kalendas October MMDCCLV avc
Equitius Cincinnatus et Censor Caius Flavius Diocletianus
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