Latin Legal Terms


Amittere – it means to lose (a right, for example). The word participates in the legal term “amittere curieam” – which refers to losing of the legal right to appear in person on court hearing. The word relates also to the legal phrase “amittere legem terrae”, meaning literally “to lose the Law of Land”. It is detailing the forfeiture of the legal right of swearing in court. A similar term is “liberam legem amittere”, which means to lose the right to be a juror in court.

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