Latin Legal Terms


Carpo – It means to seize; to hold on to (something). In practice, the word participates in the maxim “Carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero, which translates itself as "seize the day, trusting as little as possible in the future". In other words, in legal view it means: Do not rely and wait on uncertain future, but perform your legal activities to secure your rights today, without any delays or empty expectations. Usually this is the motto that leads people to ask for advice their lawyer.

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