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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De bonis non / de bonis non administratiA word used exclusively in estate matters and refers to situations where an estate is abandoned by an...285
De factoAs a matter of fact; something which, while not necessarily lawful or legally sanctified, exists in fact....268
De jureLatin term for "of the law." The term has come to describe a total adherence of the law. For example,...252
De minimis non curat lex or de minimisInsignificant or too small to bother with.247
De novoLatin term for new. This term is used to refer to a trial which starts over, which wipes the slate clean...251
Decree nisiA provisional decision of a court which does not have force or effect until a certain condition is met...316
DehorsFrench for outside. In the context of legal proceedings, it refers to that which is irrelevant or outside...256
Delegatus non potest delegare One of the pivotal principles of administrative law: that a delegate cannot delegate. In other words,...258
Dicta or dictumAn observation by a judge on a matter not specifically before the court or not necessary in determining...266
Doli incapaxIncapable of crime.234