Latin Legal Terms

Destituo

Destituo – this Latin verb literally means to set down, place / abandon, leave in the lurch. In other words – it means not to perform any activity to react against the events you are facing; to float with the river. In the legal practice, it finds application in the Tort Law, where refers to the negligence and the carelessness, which later gives to the injured/harmed parties legal bases for pursuing damages. A synonym of “destituo” is “consido”, which shares similar meaning.

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