Latin Legal Terms

Rapto

Rapto – this Latin word has two applications:
1) Within the area of Criminal Law it refers to a rape, a criminal sexual act without the consent of the victim.
2) The word is also used in the area of Family Law, instead of naming the concrete person.
It participates in the phrase “de uxore rapta et abducta”. It referred to legal rule, entitling a husband to seek compensation of damages for the rape and abduction of his wife.

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