Latin Legal Terms


Decumbo – this Latin verb literally means to fall, fall into, and lie down. For example, in the Law of Contracts in some jurisdictions, a party could fall into non-performance of their contractual obligations towards the opposite party. Another example lays in the Building Law, where a construction may fall into non-operational status, which harms the interests of the property owners. Synonyms of “decumbo” are “cado” and “occido”.

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