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The article aims to describe and analyse the ancient Hungarian regulation of tortious liability, considering especially the institute of ‘homagium’. Therefore, the author conducts an overview of Hungarian legal history in the 19th century, showing a specific background of its long-lasting continuity and archaism. Furthermore, the classification of torts and remedies present in contemporary Hungarian law is analysed, highlighting their similarities and differences to those used in present civil law. Employing comparative and historical methods enables the author to highlight the timelessness of certain issues of obligation law, showing also its evolution in the last two centuries.