Latin Legal Terms


Desidiosus – literally this Latin adverb means lazy, unmotivated, and slothful. The word is used in the expression “currit tempus contra desides et sui juris contemptores”, used in the area of court proceedings. There it details the legal maxim that time runs against the slothful and those participants who neglect their given legal rights. For example, if you participate in a lawsuit but you fail to appeal a decision not in your favor, then it enters in legal force and you lose the opportunity to react against it. Respectively after the expiration of the deadlines for appeal, you should follow the decision and it becomes binding for you.

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