Latin Legal Terms


Aquilia – it means “eagle”. The word participates in the legal phrase “Aquila non capit muscas” which is a Latin maxim that literally means “an eagle does not hunt flies”. It is used to express that a serious mind should not be involved in not serious matters. The word participates also in the term “lex Aquilia”, which means “Law of the Aquilians”. In the Tort Law this term refers to liability for compensation in relation to damages imposed on somebody’s property.

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