Latin Legal Terms Beginning With the Letter "F"

Today's Letter is F- Latin Terms Beginning With The Letter F



I will keep this post short, it's the weekend and I know you've all had a busy first week.

Below are a list of commonly used Latin Legal Terms, beginning with the letter F

1. felo de se - felon of himself; suicide: an adult who committed suicide was considered a felon. The crime was punishable by forfeiture of property to the king and the felon would receive a shameful burial.

2. flat justitia ruat caelum - do justice, let the sky fall: Justice should be carried out, regardless of the consequences

3. fides - faith

4. in flagrante delicto - in the very act of committing an offense

5. factum - a deed, a document

6. faidinus, faditus - an enemy, an exile, a banished man

7. fama nihil est celerius - nothing  is quicker than a rumor

Imagine that: rumors were spreading all the way back...when...

8. fiat - let it be done

9. functus officio - having satisfied his duty and as a consequence ceased to have any authority over a matter

10.  a fortiori - "with even stronger reason," which applies to a situation in which if one thing is true then it can be deduced that a second thing is even more true

{ this is sometimes used in conjuncture with the term from yesterday "circumstantial evidence"}

11. fiducia - trust

12. fieri facias - that you cause to be made: a writ of execution after judgment obtained in a legal action for debt

13. flagrante delicto - in the progressing offense or misdeed: caught in the act of committing an offense: caught red handed

My Bonus A-Z Bucket List- Letter F

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So, how was your first week?

4 comments:

  1. Am I really the first? Every time I think I am some one gets in a head of me.

    I always wanted to know some legal Latin terms. Apparently you learn a lot of Latin during law school, yes?

    Have a good weekend and looking forward to your Monday post.

    Chuck at Apocalypse Now

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  2. I have the feeling that i'll be using #13 quite a lot with my wife...lol

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  3. You're taking me back to high school, where I studied Latin. Gallia est omnis divisa in partes tres, and all that good stuff.

    As I read the Latin "F" words, I could figure most of them out. But it was still a challenge, and enjoyable at that.

    Magnus ursus sum!

    Blessings and Bear hugs!
    Bears Noting

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  4. I've learned some new terms today.

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