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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Locus standiThe right to sue. If any person moves to the court of law with a case, the court shall first want to...281
Res sub judice'Under judgment'. See, for better understanding, section 10 of the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 (Act...271
Res judicata “A matter which is adjudicated cannot be readjudicated”. The legal principle common to many municipal...267
Sine qua non(a condition) without which it could not be or "without which (there is) nothing."232
Ex aequo et bonoA case decided on the basis of what is just and fair under the circumstances, [Reference: Article 38(2),...287
Donatio mortis causa A death-bed gift, made by a dying person, with the intent that the person receiving the gift shall keep...301
AvunculusA mother's brother. "Avuncular" refers to an uncle.356
Lis pendenceA pending suit, action, petition or matter, particularly one relating to one relating to land. See section...271
Corum non judice A proceeding committed by a Court without jurisdiction or not by the proper judge. They are non-judicial...327
Decree nisiA provisional decision of a court which does not have force or effect until a certain condition is met...348