Latin Legal Terms

Decus

Decus – literally this Latin noun means an ornament. An ornament usually represents a drawn detail or figure within a picture in order to make it look more beautiful. In practice, the word participates in the phrase “decus et tutamen”, which literally means “an ornament and safeguard”. It was used to describe the edge of the British 1 Sterling Pound coin.

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