Suffragia

Suffragia was the practice of buying and selling provincial governorships in the early Byzantine Empire. Suffragia was prohibited by Justinian I in 535 AD. ...
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suffragia

(from the article `Justinian I`) The first important reform was the prohibition of the suffragia, or sale of provincial governorships, in 535, for it was clear that new governors` ...
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