Latin Legal Terms


Contradicio – this Latin word literally means contradict; to act against something. The origin of the term is the word “contra”, which literally means “against”. In practice, the word relates to the term “nemine contradicente”, which in practice in the area of Court trial procedures details these court decisions, taken by all judges with mutual consent and with the same motives. In other words, there is no arguing or dispute among the members of the court jury about the subject of the decision.

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