Latin Legal Terms


Corrumpo – this Latin term has three different meanings, depending of where it has got application:
1) First meaning is to be ruined, to destroy. For example, in the Building Law, a non-performance of the obligations of the developer to use proper materials for construction of the building, may eventually lead to its ruining. Similar terms are “concido” and “sepelio”.
- Within the area of Criminal Law, it means to make fake document, usually with the intention to use it illegally for your own benefit;
- It could mean to give bribe to a corrupted person. This is seriously punishable crime.

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