Latin Legal Terms

Ignoro

Ignoro – this Latin word literally means to be ignorant of, not know / rarely: neglect, overlook. The word relates to the legal term “ignoramus”, which literally means “we ignore it”. In terms of Criminal Proceedings, it is translated as “are not informed” and specifies a situation where the court jury has not been convinced by strong evidences that the full truth has been discovered.
The word relates also to the rule “ignorantia facti excusat”, which means the ignorance of a fact can be an excuse. For instance, if you conclude a contract by wrong impression or after being misled by circumstances. But it should be considered on the other hand the principle “ignorantia juris non excusat”, which provides that ignorance of the Laws can not be excuse for any wrongful acts.

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