Latin Legal Terms


Cuius – this Latin word literally translates as “whose” or “to whom”. In practice, it participates in the legal maxim “cuius est solum eius est usque ad coelum et ad inferos” that is applicable in the area of Real Estate Law. There it provides that whoever owns the soil, it is theirs up to the sky and down to the depths. In other words, it creates ownership right in favor of the landlord for any eventual real estate, later built on the plot.

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