Latin Legal Terms


Cunctator – this Latin noun refers to the figure of a person who delays performance of their obligations to somebody else (usually to their creditors). I.e. a postponer; a procrastinator. In the area of Law of Contracts, usually such behavior by the debtor will lead to compensation for delay, or to remuneration for the opposite party due to lack of performance. The origin of the term is the word “cunctatio”, which literally means “delay”.

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