The following are the parts of the Lex Cornelia de Tabulis
Gentium Novaromanarum Agendis that are applicable to the Gentes above:
VII. A Gens that has failed to register with the office of Censors is
considered to have NO Paterfamilias. If there are other members of
that gens the Censors must work with the Gens to select a new
VIII. A Gens that has failed to register with the office of the
Censors, and which has no member other than its paterfamilias, shall
be removed from the Album Gentium. Its former members shall be
considered to belong to no Gens, and shall be given the nomen "Nemo".
The nomen formerly used by that Gens will be considered unused and
available for future applicants.
IX. Patresfamilias who are unable to communicate with the office of
Censors may appoint a designate within the Gens to act as
Paterfamilias. However, notification must be on file in the office of
X. During the period of time when there is no paterfamilias in the
Gens, the Gens will remain static. No new admissions may take place.
XI. While a Gens is still trying to pick a new paterfamilias, that
gens will be listed as closed for new citizens recruitment. The new
paterfamilias must notify the Censors, upon receipt of the position
of Paterfamilias if he/she wants to reopen the gens for new members.
XII. The following are procedures that must be followed before
individual(s) of a gens may be allowed to change gens affiliations
due to inactive and non responsive Paterfamilias as a result of the
A. Once a Pater has failed to respond, the Censores contact the other
members of the gens and see if there is any of them willing to be a
paterfamilias. The deadline for this process to begin is two weeks
from the end of the registration period.
B. If there is just one responsive candidate, he is appointed as the
new Paterfamilias. And the gens is then registered.
C. If there are more than one responsive candidates, a decision must
be taken as to who the new Pater would be, the exact process for this
would be left up to the gens to decide. If member of the gens report
to the Censors that they are at an impasse the following two factors
may be used to break the impasse:
1. If there is a tie between two members who would become the new
Paterfamilias the Century point totals of the candidates would be
used as the tie breaker.
2. If there is a tie in century points then the length of citizenship
would then be utilized to break that tie.
D. After the two-week period has expired, and no responsive candidate
has come forward, those remaining gens members will be given the
Nomen "Nemo." Each Gens member will be asked to either create a new
Gens or join an existing gens. The nomen formerly used by that Gens
will be considered unused and available for future applicants.