Latin Legal Terms


Confirmation – this Latin noun means an approval; issuing acknowledge of a fact or event. In practice, it participates in the legal maxim “confirmation omnes supplet defectus, licet id quod actum est ab initio non valuit”, applicable in the sphere of Law of Contracts. There it states that the made confirmation of the recipient of performance (i.e. the creditor) improves or even removes all defects, even if these existed at the starting moment of the performance. The pursued goal by the parties is to make one defective performance valid in cases where possible and where not harming the interests of the creditor, instead of cancelling it and performing it again.

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