Latin Legal Terms


Dissimulo - this Latin verb literally means to ignore, leave unnoticed; to conceal, disguise, keep secret. In the Court procedures, if a writ or instruction by the court has not been served to the party – i.e. if it was left unnoticed - then the party may plead that they should not be sanctioned for not following it, because they were never informed property about it.
A synonym of “dissimulo” is “cello” which shares similar meaning.

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