Latin Legal Terms

Obligatus

Obligatus – this Latin word literally means bound, under an obligation. The word participates in the legal phrase “Ultra posse nemo obligatur”, which applies in the area of Law of Contracts. Literally it means that a person is not obliged to do more than he can. In other words, it details the difference in skills, abilities and physical power between people. The word relates also to the Latin term “literis obligation”, which is applicable in the area of Law of Contracts. There it details an agreement.

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