Latin Legal Terms

Aequitas or “equitas”

Aequitas or “equitas” - justice, fairness. The word participates in the legal maxim “Vigilatibus non dormietibus aequitas subvenit”. It represents legal understanding that if the opposing party in a court trial unreasonably delays bringing an action, that it is no longer considered fair their claim to be heard, because of the huge changes in circumstance, resulting out of their delay.

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