Latin Legal Terms


Annus – year. The term is used in the phrase “annus terribilis”, which means “a terrible year” , as well in the opposite expression “annus mirabilis” that means “wonderful year”. The word relates also the legal maxim “Hares minor uno et vigini annis non respondebit, nisi in casu dotis”, which applies within the sphere of Family Law. There it provides that an underage person cannot be accused, or answer charges, independent from his/her parents.

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