Latin Legal Terms


Universum – this Latin noun means universe, the world. In the legal practice the word relates to the legam principle “haereditas nihil aliud est, quam successio in universum jus, quod defunctus habuerit”, used in the area of Inheritance Law. There it defines that the inheritance of assets is nothing more than a succession to all the rights held by the testator.

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