Latin Law Terms

Explore over 600 Latin law terms and Latin legal terms with English translations to explore page 1.
English of course is heavily indebted to Latin and many English words and phrases used today, still retain their original Latin form and meaning.
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    A fortiori  -  With even stronger reason. (More conclusively; All the more so.)
    A posteriori  -  From what comes after. (Inductive reasoning.) (Legal: From effect to cause.)
    A priori  -  From what comes before. (Reasoning from cause to effect.)
    Ab abusu ad usum non valet consequentia  -  Consequences of abuse do not aply to general use.
    Ab extra  -  From without or from outside.
    Ab initio. (ab init)  -  From the beginning.
    Ab intra  -  From within.
    Ab origine  -  From the source, from the first.
    Absense haeres non erit  -  An absent person will not be an heir.
    Accedas ad curiam  -  You may approach the court.
    Accessorius sequitur  -  One who is an accessory to the crime cannot be guilty of a more serious crime than the principal offender.
    Actio ex delicto  -  Cause of action. (Reason for lawsuit.)