Latin Legal Terms

Consilium

Consilium – this legal term has two different meanings, depending of where it has got application:
1) It could mean deliberation, consultation, advice. In the area of Civil Trials it refers to the appointed date for court hearing. The word participates in the legal term “inops consilii”, which means “without legal counsel”. It details an action, taken without legal assistance. For example, if you sign a contract without consulting with a lawyer in advance – this is inops consilii. A presumption for lack of enough care is considered here.
2) It could mean plan, purpose, and judgment. Within the Criminal Law it details the period, given to the convicted person to organize their legal defense before court; and resp. to present it on the court hearing.

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