Latin Legal Terms


Magnus – literally this Latin word means large, great, and important. The word participates in the legal phrase “Custuma antiqua sive magna”, which details an ancient rule, applicable to the export of leather and leather products, where both the locals and strangers had to pay duty to the State on it. The word participates also in the legal term “magna carta”, which literally means “great charter”. This term gave the name of the document which limited the rights of the Crown, in favor of the citizens, signed by King John on June 15, 1215.

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