Legal Latin Phrases
Starting with phrase number 101

  1. Argumentum ad antiquitatem - Argument to antiquity (Legal term - Consists of saying that if something is done by tradition, then it is not illegal)
  2. Argumentum ad baculum - Argument by the cane (Legal and Philosophical term - Argument by force or threat)
  3. Argumentum ad consequentiam - Argument to the consequences (Legal and Philosophical term)
  4. 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)
  5. 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 )
  6. Argumentum ad iuditium - Argument to the justice (Legal term)
  7. 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)
  8. Argumentum ad verecundiam - Argument to respect (Legal term - he said, she said)
  9. Audi et alteram partem - Let us hear the other side (Legal term)
  10. Aut dedere aut iudicare - Either extradite or prosecute (Legal Term - International law)
  11. Beati possidentes - Blessed are those who have (Legal Term - "Possession is nine points of the law")
  12. 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)
  13. Bona fide - In good faith (Legal term - Documents that establish one's credential)
  14. Bona fidem in contractibus considerari aequum est - It is fair to consider the good faith of contracts (Legal term)
  15. Bona fides semper praesumitur nissi mala adesse probetur - Good faith is always presumed, if bad faith is not proven (Legal term)
  16. Bona Vacantia - Vacant Goods (Legal Term - Something of value with no known owner, like in "The estate of someone who has passed without a will". - Thank you: Roger Hill)
  17. 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)
  18. 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)
  19. 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)
  20. Brevi manu - With short hand (Legal term - Without legal warrant - Ownership by possession - Compare with longa manu)
  21. Calumniare est falsa crimina intendere - Slander is a false crime charge (Legal term)
  22. Capitis deminutio - Lowering of status (Legal term - Civil death: Lose of liberty, citizenship or family ties)
  23. Casus fortuitus a mora excusat - Fortuitous events should excuse a party (Legal term)
  24. Causa causae est causa causati - The cause of the cause is the cause of the effect (Legal term)
  25. Causa criminalis non praeiudicat civile - A criminal case predicate the civil case (Legal term)
  26. Causa iudicata individua est - A judged matter is indivisible (Legal term)
  27. Causa mortis - Caused by death (Legal term)
  28. Causa non debiti numeratae pecunia, de errore calculi - Does not owe money, because the value was calculated incorrectly (Legal term - Thank you: Bose Senome)
  29. Causa petendi - Alleged cause (Legal term)
  30. Caveat emptor - Buyer beware (Legal term - Sold as is, no warranty)
  31. Cessante ratione legis, lex ipsa cessat - when the reason for a law no longer exists, the law itself ceases to exist (Legal term)
  32. Codex iuris Civilis - Code of Civil Law (Legal term)
  33. Cogitationis poenam nemo patitur - Nobody should be punished for his thoughts (Legal term)
  34. Com res iudicata aliis non prosit - Double jeopardy does not benefit others (Legal term)
  35. Commodum ex iniuria sua nemo habere debet - Nobody should benefit from his own wrongdoing. (Legal term - Thank you: E. Taylor)
  36. Condicio existens ad initium negotii retrohabetur - The existence of the condition goes back at the beginning of the business transaction (Legal term)
  37. Condicio iuris - Legal condition (Legal term - A requirement imposed by law for the validity of a transaction)
  38. Condicio optime - Optimum condition (Legal term)
  39. Condicio sine qua non - Condition without which it could not be (Legal and Philosophical term)
  40. Condiciones, quae contra bonos mores inserentur, remittendae sunt - Conditions that added against good morals release should be treated as not written (Legal term)
  41. Condominium - Common domain (Legal term - belongs to all parties)
  42. Confessio alterius alii non praeiudicat - The confession of one does prejudice the other (Legal Term )
  43. 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)
  44. Confessus pro iudicato habetur - The confessed is held as judged (Legal term - Ulpianus - Digest 42,1,56)
  45. 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)
  46. Consensus facit legem - Consensus makes the law (Legal term)
  47. Consul suffectus - Appointed Consul (Legal term)
  48. Contra factum non valet argumentum - There is no valid argument against a fact (Legal term)
  49. Contra legem - Against the law (Legal term)
  50. Contra naturam - Against nature (Legal and philosophical term)
  51. Contra proferentem - Against the one that makes the offer (Legal term)
  52. Contra scriptum testimonium - Against written testimony (Legal term)
  53. Contractus - Contract (Legal term)
  54. Contractus est pacto duorum pluriunve in idem plactium consensus - Contract is the bilateral agreement that is accepted by both parties (Legal term)
  55. Contractus lex - Law of the contract (Legal term)
  56. Corpus delicti - Body of crime (Legal term - Evidence)
  57. Corpus Iuris Civilis - Body of Civil Law (Legal term)
  58. 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)
  59. Creditor est - The creditor is (Legal term)
  60. Crimen Culpae - Culpa de crimen (Legal term - Actions and omissions are only punishable only when expressly provided by law)
  61. Cui bono - To whose benefit? (Legal term - Who gains by the crime?)
  62. Cui prodest? - To whose benefit? (Legal term - Who gains by the crime?)
  63. 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?)
  64. 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)
  65. 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)
  66. Cuius periculum est, et commodum eius esse debet - The one who took the risk, must also take the profit (Legal term)
  67. Culpa caret, qui scit, sed prohibere non potest - Is without fault, the one who knows how, but cannot prevent it (Legal term)
  68. Culpa in abstracto - Guilt in the abstract (Legal term)
  69. Culpa in concreto - Guilt in the specific (Legal term)
  70. Culpa in contrahendo - Liability before signing a contract (Legal Term - Thank you: Crescent )
  71. Culpa in eligendo - Negligence in choice (decision) (Legal Term - Compare Culpa in vigilando)
  72. Culpa in faciendo - Guilt by doing (Legal term)
  73. Culpa in omittendo - Guilt by omission (Legal term)
  74. Culpa in vigilando - Negligence in vigilance (Legal Term - Compare Culpa in eligendo)
  75. Culpa lata - Gross negligence (Legal Term - compare with Culpa Levis - Defined in Digest 50, 16, 213)
  76. Culpa levis - Slight negligence (Legal Term - compare with Culpa Lata)
  77. Culpa par odium exigit - The offense requires a proportional rejection (Legal term - Seneca)
  78. Culpa ubi maior est, ibi gravior debet esse poena - The greater the guilt, the more severe the punishment should be. (Legal term)
  79. Culpa ubi non est, nec poena esse debet - Where there is no guilt, there should be no punishment (Legal term)
  80. Culpa vacare maximum est solacium - To be relieved of guild is the greatest solace (Legal term)
  81. Cum finis est licitus etiam media sunt licita - When the end is legal, the means are legal (Legal and Philosophic term written in 1650 by the Jesuit priest Hermann Busenbaum 1600-1688 - Also known as "The end justifies the means")
  82. Curator ad litem - Guardian for the lawsuit (Legal term - a person assigned by the cour to represent a minor)
  83. Da mihi factum, dabo tibi ius - Give me the facts, and I will give you justice (Legal term)
  84. Damnum absque iniuria - Damage without injury (Legal term)
  85. Damnum non facit qui iure suo uttitur - Harms no one, the one who uses his legal rights (Legal Term)
  86. Datio in solutum - Giving in payment (Legal term - transfer of goods in lieu of payment)
  87. De auditu - By hearing (Legal term - e.g. testimonium de auditu)
  88. De bene esse - Of well being (Legal term - Conditionally, good enough)
  89. De cuius succesione agitur - The person who is succeeded (Legal term)
  90. De facto - In fact (Legal term - In reality, as opposed to what the law says Ad iure - Also see Ipso facto)
  91. De iure - In law (Legal term - As opposed to facts Ad facto - Also see ipso iure)
  92. De jure, de facto - Under law, matter of fact (Legal term)
  93. De lege ferenda - what the law ought to be (Legal Term - as opposed to what the law is)
  94. De lege lata - What the law is (Legal Term - as opposed to what the law ought to be)
  95. De minimis non curat lex - The law does not concern itself with trifles (Legal term)
  96. De minimis non curat praetor - A praetor does not concern himself with petty matters (Legal term)
  97. De motu proprio - Of his own accord (Legal term)
  98. De visu et de audito - Having saw and heard (Legal term: e.g. witness de visu)
  99. Debitor est - Is debtor (Legal term)
  100. Derectum - Direct (Legal term - Right and Direct)

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