Latin Legal Terms

Laboro

Laboro – this Latin word has two different meanings, depending of where it has got application:
1) It means to work out, to prepare, to arrange. The word participates in the legal phrase “Pretiumque et causa laboris”, which means: “the price and cause of our labor work” and applies in the area of Employment Law where been used by the employees to negotiate for bigger salaries. The word relates also to the legal maxim “inutilis labor, et sine fructu, non est effectus legis”, which literally means “useless labor and without fruit, is not the effect of Law”.
2) It means to toil, to suffer, to be afflicted, to be troubled.

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