fungible things
Fungibles Fun"gi*bles, n. pl. [LL. (res) fungibiles, probably fr. L. fungi to discharge. ``A barbarous term, supposed to have originated in the use of the words functionem recipere in the Digeste.'' Bouvier. ``Called fungibiles, quia una alterius vice fungitur.'' John Taylor (1755). Cf. {Function}.] 1. (Civ. Law) Things which may be furnished or restored in kind, as distinguished from specific things; -- called also {fungible things}. --Burrill. [1913 Webster]

2. (Scots Law) Movable goods which may be valued by weight or measure, in contradistinction from those which must be judged of individually. --Jamieson. [1913 Webster]


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