Latin Legal Terms


Conventus – literally it means “assembled”, “convened”. In the legal practice at some jurisdictions, this Latin term applies in the area of Parliamentary Law, where refers to the elected body of an assembly, union or congress. Such body or entity is usually formed or elected to take decisions that will be binding the society (or the nations) which has elected it (alternatively appointed its members). The origin of the term is the word “convoco”, which literally means to collect together, to convene.
Another application of this word is in the legal term “conventus iuridicus”, which referred to the capital of province in ancient Roman Empire.

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