Latin Legal Terms

Discretio

Discretio – this Latin noun has several meanings: 1) of discretion, which is the modern term we use in our life. In this meaning, within the legal practice, the word participates in the phrase “Discretio est discernere per legem quid sit justum”, which means “discretion is to discern through law what is just”. 2) Separation (resulting from divorce, for example); 3) Difference (of offers within the Commercial Law); 4) Discrimination (racial, ethnic or religious).

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