Latin Legal Terms


Datum – this Latin word literally means “property”. In the legal practice, this word participates in the legal phrase “damnum injuria datum”, which means “damages occurred from injury of a property”. It refers to the financial/economic damages that resulted from illegal activities on somebody else’s property- usually after the end of work or after the death of the administrator.

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