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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AlibiAt another place, elsewhere.269
Amiables compositeursAgreements permiting the arbitrators to decide the dispute according to the legal principles they believe...285
Amicus CuriaeLatin for "friend of the court." Refers to a party that is allowed to provide information (usually in...282
Audi alterem partemHear the other party. It is one of the principles of natural justice that before condemning a person,...316
Autrefois acquitFrench word now part of English criminal law terminology. Refers to an accused who cannot be tried for...328
AvunculusA mother's brother. "Avuncular" refers to an uncle.331
ex mero motuOut of mere impulse; of one's own accord. This phrase is used to describe acts that a Court of law may...371
Bona fideIn good faith326
Bona vacantiaProperty that belongs to no person, and which may be claimed by a finder. In some states, the government...359
Boni judicis est ampliare jurisdictionemIt is the duty of a good judge to extend his jurisdiction as when the case calls for such extension....338