Latin Legal Terms


Habeo – this Latin word literally means to have, hold, possess / consider, regard. In practice the word participates in the legal phrase “nemo dat quod non habet”, applicable in th area of Commercial Law. It states that if a buyer acquires a stolen item from the vendor, then the buyer will have no legal claim to this item bought.

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