INVENTIO

inventio (in-ven-shee-oh), n. [Latin] Roman law. A thing found; a finding. • Beginning in the reign of Hadrian, the finder of treasure either acquired title to the property or shared it with the landowner on whose land it was found. See TREASURE TROVE; THESAURI INVENTIO. Pl. inventiones (in-ven-shee-oh-neez).