Latin Legal Terms


Dictata – this Latin noun refers to things dictated, lessons, verbal presentations. It is formed from the word “dicto”, which means to say often, to dictate. Nowadays it is used in the expression “dictuatum erat dict”, which literally means “as previously stated”, and is used to relate to previously placed information to the reader. The word participates also in the phrase “dictum factum”, which translates as “what is said, has been done”. In the Labor Law it applies to detail completion of assigned job.

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