Latin Legal Terms


Concilium – this Latin noun details the body of a council, an (elected) body or assembly, the members of which can take mutual decisions, binding the society. In practice, it participates in the legal term “Concilium plebis”, which means “assembly of people” and is used in terms of Parliamentary Law to refer to the body of parliament. The most important role of a Parliament (depending of the concrete jurisdiction) is to issue statutes/legislation; take official positions; approve results from elections, etc. A similar term is “congregation”, having a similar meaning. Somewhere detailed as “consilium”.

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