Latin Legal Terms


Abduco - it means to lead, or take away; to detach, withdraw. Nowadays it is transformed in the term “abduction’. The word participates in the legal phrase “De haerede rapto et abducto”, which means “of a heir attacked and taken away”. It is used in the area of Family Law, where especially in the ancient times it referred to a court order, providing a guardian to recover the custody of his/her female ward who has been kidnapped.

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