Latin Legal Terms

Tantum

Tantum – it means “only”. In practice, the word refers to the legal term “decies tantum”, which was a legal rule applicable in ancient Roman Law. It entitled a recovery from a corrupted judge, in ten times the amount of money he has taken under the table.
The word participates also in the legal phrase “nemo cogi potest praecise ad factum, sed in id tantum quod interest”, applicable in the area of Law of Contracts. It provides that parties should not be absolutely forced to fulfill their agreements.

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