Legal Latin Phrases
Starting with phrase number 61

  1. Advocatorum error litigatoribus non noceat - An error by the defenders can not harm litigants (Legal term - Codex Iustiniani 2.9.3)
  2. Aediles plebei - Custodian of the people (In ancient Rome, auxiliary officers in charge of minor legal issues)
  3. Aequitas sequitur legem - Equity follows the law (Legal term)
  4. Aequo animo - With a calm mind (Legal term)
  5. Aestimatio delicti praeteriti ex post facto non crescit - The evaluation of a past crime does not increase by a subsequent event (Legal term)
  6. Affectio societatis - Intention to form a society (Legal term)
  7. Affidavit - Gave faith (Legal term - A sworn written statement)
  8. 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)
  9. Alieni iuris - Alian right (Legal Term - A person (e.g. a minor) who is legally dependent on another. Compare with sui iuris)
  10. Aliud est punire, aliud vindicare - One thing is to punish, to vindicate is another (Legal Term Leonard Lessius 1554-1623)
  11. Alter parens - Other Parent (Legal term - Person whom something is owe )
  12. Amicus curiae - A friend of the court (Legal term - Advisor in matter of law)
  13. Animus confidenti - Intention to confess (Legal term)
  14. Animus defendendi - Intention to defend (Legal term)
  15. Animus domini - Intent to be owner (Legal term)
  16. Animus donandi - Intention to make a gift (Legal term)
  17. Animus iniuriandi - Intent to injure (Legal term normally written as cum animo iniuriandi)
  18. Animus iocandi - Intent to joke (Legal term)
  19. Animus laedendi - Intent to injure (Legal term)
  20. Animus lucrandi - Intent to make a profit (Legal term)
  21. Animus necandi - Intent to harm (Legal term)
  22. Animus rem sibi habendi - Intent to keep the thing (Legal term)
  23. 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)
  24. Animus solvendi - Intention to pay (Legal term)
  25. Apud iudisem - Near the judgement (Legal term - procedural stage before the judge presented his sentence)
  26. Arbiter compromissarius - Arbiter of compromise (Legal Term - A referee who was chosen by the two parties in dispute)
  27. 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)
  28. Arbiter in causis bonae fidei - Arbiter in good faith (Legal term)
  29. Arbiter in stricti iuris - Arbiter in strict judgment (Legal term - A referee who was assigned to strictly follow the law)
  30. Arbiter iuratus - Sworded arbiter (Legal term - Referee which both parties in dispute swore to obey)
  31. Arbiter sententia iudicum constitutus - Arbiter appointed to settle the sentence (Legal term - Referee assigned by a judge to settle the accounts)
  32. 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)
  33. Argumentum a minori ad maius - Argument from minor to minor (Legal term)
  34. Argumentum ad antiquitatem - Argument to antiquity (Legal term - Consists of saying that if something is done by tradition, then it is not illegal)
  35. Argumentum ad baculum - Argument by the cane (Legal and Philosophical term - Argument by force or threat)
  36. Argumentum ad consequentiam - Argument to the consequences (Legal and Philosophical term)
  37. 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)
  38. 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 )
  39. Argumentum ad iuditium - Argument to the justice (Legal term)
  40. 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)
  41. Argumentum ad verecundiam - Argument to respect (Legal term - he said, she said)
  42. Audi et alteram partem - Let us hear the other side (Legal term)
  43. Aut dedere aut iudicare - Either extradite or prosecute (Legal Term - International law)
  44. Beati possidentes - Blessed are those who have (Legal Term - "Possession is nine points of the law")
  45. 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)
  46. Bona fide - In good faith (Legal term - Documents that establish one's credential)
  47. Bona fidem in contractibus considerari aequum est - It is fair to consider the good faith of contracts (Legal term)
  48. Bona fides semper praesumitur nissi mala adesse probetur - Good faith is always presumed, if bad faith is not proven (Legal term)
  49. 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)
  50. 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)
  51. 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)
  52. Brevi manu - With short hand (Legal term - Without legal warrant - Ownership by possession - Compare with longa manu)
  53. Calumniare est falsa crimina intendere - Slander is a false crime charge (Legal term)
  54. Capitis deminutio - Lowering of status (Legal term - Civil death: Lose of liberty, citizenship or family ties)
  55. Casus fortuitus a mora excusat - Fortuitous events should excuse a party (Legal term)
  56. Causa causae est causa causati - The cause of the cause is the cause of the effect (Legal term)
  57. Causa criminalis non praeiudicat civile - A criminal case predicate the civil case (Legal term)
  58. Causa iudicata individua est - A judged matter is indivisible (Legal term)
  59. Causa mortis - Caused by death (Legal term)
  60. Causa petendi - Alleged cause (Legal term)
  61. Caveat emptor - Buyer beware (Legal term - Sold as is, no warranty)
  62. Cessante ratione legis, lex ipsa cessat - when the reason for a law no longer exists, the law itself ceases to exist (Legal term)
  63. Codex iuris Civilis - Code of Civil Law (Legal term)
  64. Cogitationis poenam nemo patitur - Nobody should be punished for his thoughts (Legal term)
  65. Com res iudicata aliis non prosit - Double jeopardy does not benefit others (Legal term)
  66. Condicio existens ad initium negotii retrohabetur - The existence of the condition goes back at the beginning of the business transaction (Legal term)
  67. Condicio iuris - Legal condition (Legal term - A requirement imposed by law for the validity of a transaction)
  68. Condicio optime - Optimum condition (Legal term)
  69. Condicio sine qua non - Condition without which it could not be (Legal and Philosophical term)
  70. Condiciones, quae contra bonos mores inserentur, remittendae sunt - Conditions that added against good morals release should be treated as not written (Legal term)
  71. Condominium - Common domain (Legal term - belongs to all parties)
  72. 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)
  73. Confessus pro iudicato habetur - The confessed is held as judged (Legal term - Ulpianus - Digest 42,1,56)
  74. 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)
  75. Consensus facit legem - Consensus makes the law (Legal term)

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