Legal Latin Phrases
Starting with phrase number 101

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

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