Latin Legal Terms


Cogent – this Latin term means: appealing forcefully to the point. Second, alternative meaning is “having power to compel”. In the legal practice, it participates in the legal term “ius cogens”, which literally mean “compelling law”. In the area of International Law it refers to worldwide recognized legal terms, rules and postulates that have to be obeyed by the various sovereign countries.

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