Latin Legal Terms


Bene – this Latin word means “well”; in a good condition. For example, it could be found in the legal term “De bene esse”,which means “of well being”. : It is used in the area of Law of Contracts where it refers to things that are performed conditionally in anticipation of future need. Nowadays the legal term “deposition de bene esse” is used within Corut Proceedings, where details a valid testimony, taken by witness out of hearing, an certified so it can be used later as if the witness has participated on the hearing.

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