Latin Legal Terms

Dies or “diei”

Dies or “diei” – this Latin noun literally means day. In the practice, the word participates in the legal term “sine die”, applicable in the Court Proceedings. There it details a situation where the court postpones the hearings, but does not provide towards the participants information when exactly it will continue. I.e. the court does not proclaim “dies datus” – a date, given for proceedings.
The word participates also in another legal phrase – “dies certus”, applicable in the Law of Contracts, where refers to the deadline for performance of obligations. Any fulfillment of obligations, done after this deadline may be considered as delayed performance.
“Dies” relates also to the term “dieta”, which refers to the daily work, to the daily assignment.

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