Latin Legal Terms

Consensus

Consensus – this Latin word means “mutual agreement”, “mutual confirmation”. It terms of Law of Contracts for example, it details the intention of the opposite parties to agree about something, i.e. their intentions is in the same direction. The word relates to the following legal terms:
- “consensus ad idem” – in practice this term is used in the Law of Contracts, where details that parties who conclude the contract, should have similarity of intentions, directed in the same point, which represents the subject of the contract. Once they do so, another Latin expression finds application – “consensus facit legel”, which details that the law enquires their agreement to be obeyed and performed in full.
- “consensus facit legem”, which means “the consensus (i.e. the mutual agreement in the same direction of minds) creates Law (legal provisions).

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