Latin Legal Terms


Cito – this Latin term means speedly, quickly. In practice, it participates in the phrase “citius, altius, fortius”, which means “faster, higher, stronger” and represents the motto of the Olympic Games.
The word relates also to the phrase “bis dat qui cito dat”, applicable in the sphere of Law of Contracts. It means - he gives twice who gives promptly; and expresses the legal maxim that prompt relief will do as much good as twice the sum at a future period.

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