Latin Legal Terms

Directus

Directus – it translates as plain, simple, direct, open, and straightforward. In practice, the word participates in the legal phrase “Prohibitio de vasto, directa parti”, which in legal view means “prohibition of waste, directed to the party.” Usually the term finds application to detail a writ issued by court during a litigation procedure. The prohibitio de vasto prohibits a tenant from committing waste.
The word relates also to the Latin term “linea directa”, which applies in the area of Inheritance Law, to detail the straight line between testator and heir (this would be parent and son, for example).

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