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century law firm legal maxim suppressio veri

Legal Maxim of the Day

Term- suppressio veri Translation- suppression of the truth Definition- Willful concealment of the truth when bound to reveal it, such as withholding details of damage from an auto accident from a prospective buyer of the car in that accident.

century law firm legal maxim sua moto

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Term- suo moto Translation- of its own motion Definition- Refers to a court or other official agency taking some action on its own accord. Similar to sua sponte.

century law firm legal maxim terra nulllius

Legal Maxim of the Day

Term- terra nullius Translation- no one’s land Definition- Land that has never been part of a sovereign state, or land which a sovereign state has relinquished claim to.

century law firm legal maxim res ipsa loquitur

Legal Maxim of the Day

Term- res ipsa loquitur Translation- the thing speaks for itself Definition- used in tort law when there is no proof of what caused the harm, but it is most likely only the thing that could have caused the harm

century law firm legal maxim obiter dictum

Legal Maxim of the Day

Term- obiter dictum Translation- a thing said in passing Definition- in law, an observation by a judge on some point of law not directly relevant to the case before him, and thus neither requiring his decision nor serving as a precedent, but nevertheless of persuasive authority. In general, any comment, remark or observation made in …

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century law firm legal maxim

Legal Maxim of the Day

Legal Maxim/Term- ab initioTranslation- from the beginningDefinition- Commonly used referring to the time a contract, statute, marriage, or deed become legal. e.g. The family was covered ab initio by her Mediclaim.”