Latin Legal Terms

Conditio or condicio

Conditio or condicio – this Latin term means a condition, a presented circumstance. The word participates in the legal rule “in pari delicto, potior est condition possidentis”, which applies in some legal systems. There it provides that in a situation of equal fault, the better is the condition (legal standing) of the possessor. It is applicable in the area of Tort Law where it means that somebody who has done a wrongful action cannot commerce proceedings against another for the same wrongful action. The word relates also to the legal phrase “condicio sine qua non”, detailing a condition, without the occurrence of which, certain outcome could not occur.

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