Latin Legal Terms


Magister – in practice, this Latin term refers to the figure of master, canon / master of a school, professor. The word finds application in the legal maxim “magister rerum usus; magistra rerum experiential”, which means: “Usage is the master of things; the experience is the mistress of things”.

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