Latin Legal Terms


Ultra – this Latin term has two different meanings, depending of where it has got application:
1) It means farther (than), more (than). In practice, the word relates to the legal phrase “laesie ultra dimidim vel enormi” which in terms of Law of contracts, applies to details the damages occurred to a party suffering from non-performed agreement. This could be a seller of real estate, who has not received the sale price.
2) It means beyond, on the far side of. The word is used in the legal term “ultra vires”, which refers to a legal action, done without the needed authorization to be done.
It participates in the legal phrase “Ultra posse nemo obligatur”, which literally means that a person is not obliged to do more than he can. It details the difference in skills, abilities and physical power between people.

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