Latin Legal Terms


Deprehensio – this Latin verb literally means detection, finding, discovery. In practice it applies in the sphere of Criminal Law, where refers to the actions of police investigators. Their job is to discover the truth, and in case there is a crime performed – to detect the criminal and the victim, the witnesses (if any), the applicable proofs, etc.

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