Latin Legal Terms

Civitas

Civitas – this Latin term refers to the body of citizens who form the nation on particular territory. tAs well the term details the social body of the cives, or citizens, united by legislature. It binds them together, setting liabilities for them on the one hand and rights of citizenship on the other. The origin of this term is the word “civis”, which means citizen, townsman. The word relates to the legal term “jus civitatis”, which detailed package of Roman Laws which all nationals have been obliged to follow.

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