Latin Legal Terms

Devito

Devito – this Latin verb literally means to avoid, preventing something. In practice within the Law of Contracts, the usual goal of every party which has signed the contract is to avoid eventual non-performance on their end, so they won’t have to pay penalties towards the opposite party (i.e. to their creditor). Synonyms of “devito” are “fugio” and “vito”, that share similar meaning.

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