Latin Legal Terms


Conatus – this Latin term means an effort, exercising a human effort, trying (to do something). In the legal practice, the term applies in the area of Criminal Law, where details the actual attempt for performance of a crime, which attempt (as act performed) is punishable in some jurisdictions, although the crime itself may not been completed at all. For instance, this would be the attempt to murder somebody; or to the attempt to give governmental secrets to the rulers of another country. Various legal systems set different punishments for attempts to do crime.

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