Latin Legal Terms


Doceo – this Latin verb means to instruct, teach or tutor. In practice, the word participates in the phrase “docendo discitur”, which means that a person learns by teaching. It relates also to the legal phrase “dies diem docet”, which means that everyday a person learns something new.
Nowadays the word forms the legal term “doctor” teacher and „doctrina” (which means doctrine, teaching, instruction or learning).

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