Latin Legal Terms

Cui

Cui – this Latin word means “whom”, “to whom”. In practice, it is used in the question “cui bono?” that means ïn a benefit of whom? It refers to a legal instrument to find out the person who has committed the crime, via investigating who are the people.
The word relates also to the legal term “cui in vita”, used in the area of Family Law. It details a legal rule, entitling a spouse to dispute and ask for termination of a sale of estate, which has been initially bought during marriage and then sold by the other husband without their consent or knowledge. Similar rights are given to the spouse with the legal maxim “cui anter divortium”. Another application of this word is in the legal term “cui malo”, used within the area of Tort Law. It translates as “who suffers”.

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