Latin Terms and Phrases

Latin terms and phrases are crucial in the study of law and in the interpretation of statutes in any jurisdiction. Presentation of these terms and phrases in lucid and plain languages is also very important and obviously helpful for the people having interest on law. The matter deserves more appeal in countries like Bangladesh where there are lack of ready-made and available resources in the market. In this segment, equivalent English meaning of different Latin terms and phrases as frequently used in the study of law are considered in plain and lucid language.


Latin Terms and Phrases

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Pro tantoto the extent specified202
Pro tempore / pro temfor the time being.194
Quando lex aliquid alicul concedit conceWhen law gives a person anything it gives him that without which it can not exist.229
Quantum meruitReasonable value of services201
QuasiThe term ‘quasi’ used before a noun makes the application of that noun flexible to some extent. The...217
Quasi-contractA quasi-contract is not a contract though it seems to be a contract. A contract that means that a man...224
Quo warranto The meaning of the term is ‘by what authority’. A prerogative writ issued by the Crown against one...215
Ratio Decidendi The reasons for the decision; the essential legal reasoning for the decision in a case. The binding precedent...214
Res judicata “A matter which is adjudicated cannot be readjudicated”. The legal principle common to many municipal...252
Res Judicata Pro veritate AccipiturA thing adjudicated is received as the truth. A judicial decision is conclusive as between the parties,...282