Latin Legal Terms

Absque

Absque - it means “without”. The word is used in the legal term “Absque dubio”, which means “without a doubt”. It applies in the sphere of Court Proceedings, where details a statement made, which is so valid that it does not need a support by proofs. The word participates also in the legal phrase “Damnum absque iniuria”, which means damage without wrongful act”. It relates to these damages occurred from an event which cannot be base for a compensation claim. In the modern Tort Law, applicable in most legal systems however, such events are reduced to minimum, due to the legal understanding that everyone should repair the damages which he has caused to another.

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