AESTIMATIO

aestimatio (es-t[schwa]-may-shee-oh). [Latin] Roman law. An agreement by which the owner of goods handed them over to another person with the understanding that the other would sell what he could for the most he could get, paying the owner an agreed price for whatever goods sold and returning the others. Pl. aestimationes (es-t[schwa]-may-shee-oh-neez).