Latin Legal Terms

Decens

Decens or “decenter” – this Latin adverb literally means properly, fittingly, suitably. For example, in the area of Contract Law, a performance of the agreed obligations of the debtor should be properly done in order to satisfy the creditor as per the arrangements in the contract, concluded between these parties. A synonym is the Latin term “ordine” which means “mainly”, “properly”.

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