Latin Legal Terms

Auctor

Auctor – this Latin word refers to the figure of an author, originator. (of a written book, for example). The word participates in the legal phrase “post mortem auctoris”, which is used in the sphere of Intellectual Property Protection. It details the period after the death of the author. The word also relates to the legal maxim “dolus auctoris non nocet successori”, applicable in the Criminal Law. It provise that the crimes, performed by a person, cannot jump to his successors and heirs.

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