Latin Legal Terms


Cognomen – in the area of Family Law this Latin term details the surname of a person, which is to be detailed on his/her identification documents, issued by the Authorities/Passport Office (like ID card, passport, driver’s license, etc.). The cognomen helps the individualization of a person.

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