Latin Legal Terms

Divido

Divido – this Latin verb literally means “separate”, “split” or “divide”. Maybe the most famous Latin expression is “divide et impera”, which literally means “divide (them) and rule”. It is used in history to detail a situation where a king or emperor wanted to conquer other nations so he managed to put them against each other; i.e. to make them enemies of each other, so they weaken their forces. Once done, it was easy for the Roman Empire to conquer these nations.

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