Latin Legal Terms

Deorum injurae diis curae

Deorum injurae diis curae – this Latin phrase literally means “Offences to the gods are the concern of the gods”. It is formed from the words “deorum” (Gods), and “injuria” (injury). Nowadays it applies in the area of Criminal Law in many legal systems. There it details that a blasphemy is a crime more against the government and the social (public) order within the society, than against the religion.

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