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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TitleDetailsHits
Non est factumIt is not his deed186
Pro formaAs a matter of form188
Limine LitisAt the start of the procedure189
Salus Populi Suprema LexThe safety of the people is the Supreme Law.191
Jus quad as actions pertinetLaw of action.192
Stare DecisisTo stand by that which has been decided. The principle of binding precedent whereby the decision in one...192
Pro tempore / pro temfor the time being.194
Salus populi est suprema lexRegard for the public welfare is the highest law194
SubpoenaUnder Punishment. An order from a court for a person to appear at a trial under punishment for failure...194
Suo motoUpon one's own initiative. Usually used when a court of law, upon its own initiative, (i.e., no petition...194