Latin Legal Terms


Benigne – this Latin word means: kindly, generously. It relates to the legal maxim “interpretatio chartarum benigne facienda est, ut res magis valeat quam pereat”, which applies in the area of Law of Contracts. It states that when a transaction is non-valid when performed, then let it gain as much validity as it can have. In other words, it his legal principle seeks to improve as much as legally possible, the defective legal acts and documents – like contracts, wills, etc.

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