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the principle that the law does not bother with small and insignificant matters. The full phrase is de minimis non curat lex.
without all parties to a case being present in court or aware of the hearing. Ex parte is sometimes referred to as without notice.
the principle that a claimant in a legal case cannot be successful if they were acting illegally at the time the event for which they wish to claim took place, for example if they were injured while committing a crime. This Latin phrase means 'no action can arise from a dishonourable cause'.
in Australia, the legal idea that when the first Europeans arrived in Australia the land was owned by no one and therefore they were free to live there. This idea is not now part of Australian law.
a defence in a legal dispute that means that if a person voluntarily accepted a risk then their claim should not succeed. This is a short form of the phrase volenti non fit injuria.
having voluntarily accepted a risk. This is a short form of the phrase volenti non fit injuria.
a defence in a legal dispute that means that if a person voluntarily accepted a risk then their claim should not succeed. This term is sometimes shortened to volenti.
a combination of a hotdog and a hamburger in a specially designed bread bunBuzzWord Article
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