Latin Legal Terms


Arma – it means arms, weapons. The word relates to the legal phrase “inter arma enim silent lex”, which literally means “during war, the Law falls silent”. It applies in military situations, where the civil rights of citizens are partly or fully suspended. The word relates to another Latin term - “armo”, which means to provide arms, arm, equip, fit out. For example, the role of the lawyer is to provide arms to their client who needs legal representation, for successful closure of relations with third parties.

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