The name of the magistrate who possesses the ius dicendi, along with his titles.
[An indication of the place or circumstances in which the magistrate issues the edict]
DICIT (or DIXIT )
A. EXORDIUM: prooimion - a general introduction which aims at producing benevolence and interest in the addressees.
B. NOTIFICATIO: promulgatio - a publishing phrase which, in one form or another, expresses the meaning 'I make known that . . .'
C. NARRATIO: expositio - a relation of the facts which have brought about and conditioned the decision of the magistrate.
D. DISPOSITIO: - the central part of the document, setting forth the decision and its terms.
E. SANCTIO: corroboratio - concluding clauses, directed toward ensuring the observance of the terms of the document.
John Paul Adams, CSUN