Latin Legal Terms


Cresco – this Latin word means: Expand; increase, grow; rise. For example, in the Law of Contracts, agreed between the parties penalties for delay may increase as long as one of the parties fails to perform their obligations properly. In practice, the word participates in the phrase “Concordia parvae res crescent”, which translates as “small things expand in harmony”. Synonyms are “dilato”, “impendo” and “proventus”.

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