Lex Cornelia de definitione repetundorum magistratuum (Nova Roma)
This lex is currently IN FORCE.
Current version as modified by the lex Arria de candidatis extra ordinem accipiendis
This law shall regulate the amount of times a person may hold certain elected magistracies during a specified time period.
I. No person shall hold the office of censor, consul, praetor or tribunus plebis consecutively.
II. Consecutive office holding is defined as repeating the same magistracy with no other office holder serving between the the two terms.
III. The people, passing a lex in any comitia, may grant an exception from under any of these rules, or the senate can pass a senatus consultum allowing someone to be exempted from under the rules of this law.”
Previous version of the lex Cornelia de definitione repetundorum magistratuum
- 1. No person shall hold the office of censor consecutively or more than twice in a five-year period. This exception to this provision shall be any censor suffectus who has served 6 months or less of his predecessor's term of office.
- 2. No person shall hold the office of consul for two years consecutively, or hold the office of consul more than twice in any five-year period.
- 3. No person shall hold the office of praetor or aedile consecutively, or hold any of the aforementioned offices more than twice in any five-year period. The exception to this shall be any praetor suffectus or aedile suffectus who has served 3 months or less of his predecessor's term of office.