Latin Legal Terms


Gestum – this Latin term has two different meanings:
1) It means carrying about, conduct (one). The word participates in forming the legal term “res gestae”, which means “things done”. It is used in the area of Criminal Law, where details the full commitment of a crime. It also refers to the legal term “forum rei gestae”, which applies in the area of Tort Claims, to establish the jurisdiction of the local court, bearing where the wrongful act is done.
2) It means carriage, bearing / having borne.

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