Legal Latin Phrases
Starting with phrase number 61

  1. Admissio proter non usum - Admission by lack of use (Legal term - voluntary servitude is ended by non-use)
  2. Adoptio naturam imitatur - Adoption imitates nature (Legal term)
  3. Advocati non ultra quam litium poscit utilitas in licentiam conviciandit et malidicendi temeritati prorrumpant - Lawyers should not employ reckless insults and curses, not having to do with the utility of the Process (Legal term)
  4. Advocatorum error litigatoribus non noceat - An error by the defenders can not harm litigants (Legal term - Codex Iustiniani 2.9.3)
  5. Aediles plebei - Custodian of the people (In ancient Rome, auxiliary officers in charge of minor legal issues)
  6. Aequitas sequitur legem - Equity follows the law (Legal term)
  7. Aequo animo - With a calm mind (Legal term)
  8. Aestimatio delicti praeteriti ex post facto non crescit - The evaluation of a past crime does not increase by a subsequent event (Legal term)
  9. Affectio societatis - Intention to form a society (Legal term)
  10. Affidavit - Gave faith (Legal term - A sworn written statement)
  11. Alibi - In another place (Legal term - In legal parlance is used to designate the excuse, namely that a person has not been at the crime scene)
  12. Alieni iuris - Alian right (Legal Term - A person (e.g. a minor) who is legally dependent on another. Compare with sui iuris)
  13. Aliud est punire, aliud vindicare - One thing is to punish, to vindicate is another (Legal Term Leonard Lessius 1554-1623)
  14. Alter parens - Other Parent (Legal term - Person whom something is owe )
  15. Amicus curiae - A friend of the court (Legal term - Advisor in matter of law)
  16. Animus confidenti - Intention to confess (Legal term)
  17. Animus defendendi - Intention to defend (Legal term)
  18. Animus domini - Intent to be owner (Legal term)
  19. Animus donandi - Intention to make a gift (Legal term)
  20. Animus iniuriandi - Intent to injure (Legal term normally written as cum animo iniuriandi)
  21. Animus iocandi - Intent to joke (Legal term)
  22. Animus laedendi - Intent to injure (Legal term)
  23. Animus lucrandi - Intent to make a profit (Legal term)
  24. Animus necandi - Intent to harm (Legal term)
  25. Animus rem sibi habendi - Intent to keep the thing (Legal term)
  26. Animus revertendi - Intent to return (Legal term - Roman law applied to lost animals. They no longer belonged to their owner, if they left the property without the intent to return)
  27. Animus solvendi - Intention to pay (Legal term)
  28. Apud iudisem - Near the judgement (Legal term - procedural stage before the judge presented his sentence)
  29. Arbiter compromissarius - Arbiter of compromise (Legal Term - A referee who was chosen by the two parties in dispute)
  30. Arbiter ex nudo pacto - Arbiter without covenant (Legal term - A referee who was chosen by the two parties of the dispute, but they are not obliged to obey his decision)
  31. Arbiter in causis bonae fidei - Arbiter in good faith (Legal term)
  32. Arbiter in stricti iuris - Arbiter in strict judgment (Legal term - A referee who was assigned to strictly follow the law)
  33. Arbiter iuratus - Sworded arbiter (Legal term - Referee which both parties in dispute swore to obey)
  34. Arbiter nihil extra compromissum facere potest - The arbitrator can do nothing beyond the agreement to arbitrate (Legal Term)
  35. Arbiter sententia iudicum constitutus - Arbiter appointed to settle the sentence (Legal term - Referee assigned by a judge to settle the accounts)
  36. Argumentum a maiori ad minus - Argument from major to minor (Legal term - Applied to civil law where if one party has rights to the larger item, it also has it to he smaller one)
  37. Argumentum a minori ad maius - Argument from minor to minor (Legal term)
  38. Argumentum ad antiquitatem - Argument to antiquity (Legal term - Consists of saying that if something is done by tradition, then it is not illegal)
  39. Argumentum ad baculum - Argument by the cane (Legal and Philosophical term - Argument by force or threat)
  40. Argumentum ad consequentiam - Argument to the consequences (Legal and Philosophical term)
  41. Argumentum ad cruneman - Argument to the purse (Legal and Philosophical term - A fallacy that says that something must be true, because the one who asserts it is rich - Compare with argumentum ad lazarum)
  42. Argumentum ad hominen - Argument against the man (Legal and Philosophical term - A fallacy that says that attacks the one who asserts it, instead of looking at the facts )
  43. Argumentum ad iuditium - Argument to the justice (Legal term)
  44. Argumentum ad lazarum - Argument to poverty (Legal and Philosophical term - A fallacy that says that something must be true, because the one who makes it is poor - Compare with argumentum ad cruneman)
  45. Argumentum ad verecundiam - Argument to respect (Legal term - he said, she said)
  46. Audi et alteram partem - Let us hear the other side (Legal term)
  47. Aut dedere aut iudicare - Either extradite or prosecute (Legal Term - International law)
  48. Beati possidentes - Blessed are those who have (Legal Term - "Possession is nine points of the law")
  49. Bis de eadem re ne sit actio - The action cannot be brought over again (Legal term - Any attempt to obtain a judicial rehearing of the same question)
  50. Bona fide - In good faith (Legal term - Documents that establish one's credential)
  51. Bona fidem in contractibus considerari aequum est - It is fair to consider the good faith of contracts (Legal term)
  52. Bona fides semper praesumitur nissi mala adesse probetur - Good faith is always presumed, if bad faith is not proven (Legal term)
  53. Bonae fidei possessor suos facit fructus consumptos - The possessor in good faith makes his the fruits consumed (Legal term - Possession is ninth tens of the law)
  54. Bonum commune praeminet bono singulari unius personae - The common good is more important than the particular good (Legal and Ethical term - Saint Thomas Aquinas - It is, or should be, one of the most important social principles for the state, and foundation of Administrative Law)
  55. Bonum ex integra causa, malum ex quocunque defectu - An action is good only if each element in it is good; It is bad if any one of those elements is bad (Legal and Ethical term - Saint Thomas Aquinas)
  56. Brevi manu - With short hand (Legal term - Without legal warrant - Ownership by possession - Compare with longa manu)
  57. Calumniare est falsa crimina intendere - Slander is a false crime charge (Legal term)
  58. Capitis deminutio - Lowering of status (Legal term - Civil death: Lose of liberty, citizenship or family ties)
  59. Casus fortuitus a mora excusat - Fortuitous events should excuse a party (Legal term)
  60. Causa causae est causa causati - The cause of the cause is the cause of the effect (Legal term)
  61. Causa criminalis non praeiudicat civile - A criminal case predicate the civil case (Legal term)
  62. Causa iudicata individua est - A judged matter is indivisible (Legal term)
  63. Causa mortis - Caused by death (Legal term)
  64. Causa non debiti numeratae pecunia, de errore calculi - Does not owe money, because the value was calculated incorrectly (Legal term - Thank you: Bose Senome)
  65. Causa petendi - Alleged cause (Legal term)
  66. Caveat emptor - Buyer beware (Legal term - Sold as is, no warranty)
  67. Cessante ratione legis, lex ipsa cessat - when the reason for a law no longer exists, the law itself ceases to exist (Legal term)
  68. Codex iuris Civilis - Code of Civil Law (Legal term)
  69. Cogitationis poenam nemo patitur - Nobody should be punished for his thoughts (Legal term)
  70. Com res iudicata aliis non prosit - Double jeopardy does not benefit others (Legal term)
  71. Condicio existens ad initium negotii retrohabetur - The existence of the condition goes back at the beginning of the business transaction (Legal term)
  72. Condicio iuris - Legal condition (Legal term - A requirement imposed by law for the validity of a transaction)
  73. Condicio optime - Optimum condition (Legal term)
  74. Condicio sine qua non - Condition without which it could not be (Legal and Philosophical term)
  75. Condiciones, quae contra bonos mores inserentur, remittendae sunt - Conditions that added against good morals release should be treated as not written (Legal term)
  76. Condominium - Common domain (Legal term - belongs to all parties)
  77. Confessio alterius alii non praeiudicat - The confession of one does prejudice the other (Legal Term )
  78. Confessus pro iudicato est, qui quodammodo sua sententia damnatur - The one who confesses during trial condems himself, and in a way dictates his sentence (Legal term - Julius Paulus Digest 42,1,50,1)
  79. Confessus pro iudicato habetur - The confessed is held as judged (Legal term - Ulpianus - Digest 42,1,56)
  80. Confiteri quis in iudicio non tantum sua voce, sed et litteris et quacumque modum potest - Anyone can confess in court not only verbally, but in writing or otherwise. (Legal term de Julius Paulus Sentenciae V,3)
  81. Consensus facit legem - Consensus makes the law (Legal term)
  82. Consul suffectus - Appointed Consul (Legal term)
  83. Contra factum non valet argumentum - There is no valid argument against a fact (Legal term)
  84. Contra legem - Against the law (Legal term)
  85. Contra naturam - Against nature (Legal and philosophical term)
  86. Contra proferentem - Against the one that makes the offer (Legal term)
  87. Contra scriptum testimonium - Against written testimony (Legal term)
  88. Contractus - Contract (Legal term)
  89. Contractus est pacto duorum pluriunve in idem plactium consensus - Contract is the bilateral agreement that is accepted by both parties (Legal term)
  90. Contractus lex - Law of the contract (Legal term)
  91. Corpus delicti - Body of crime (Legal term - Evidence)
  92. Corpus Iuris Civilis - Body of Civil Law (Legal term)
  93. Credere quod non videmus, propter testimonium dicentis - To believe on what you do not see, based on the testimony of who says it (Legal term - public faith)
  94. Creditor est - The creditor is (Legal term)
  95. Crimen Culpae - Culpa de crimen (Legal term - Actions and omissions are only punishable only when expressly provided by law)
  96. Cui bono - To whose benefit? (Legal term - Who gains by the crime?)
  97. Cui prodest? - To whose benefit? (Legal term - Who gains by the crime?)
  98. Cui prodest scelus, is fecit - Who benefits by the crime, he is the guilty man (Seneca Medea - Legal Term - Usually asked in court as Cui prodest?)
  99. Cuius est solum, eius est usqe ad caelum et usqe ad infernos - The one who owns the land owns the sky above it and the subsoil beneath (Legal term)
  100. Cuius per errorem dati repetitio est, eius consulto dati donatio est - The one who gave something by deception has the right to get it back; the one who gave intentionally made a donation (Legal term)

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