Va"di*um\, n. [LL., from L. vas, vadis, bail.] (Law) Pledge; security; bail. See Mortgage.

Vadium vivum [LL.] (Law), a living pledge, which exists where an estate is granted until a debt is paid out of its proceeds.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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