Legal Jargon

1. Word:Locus Standi

Origin: Latin word

Meaning: a right to appear in a court or before anybody on a given question; a right to be heard.

Example: A foreign government which has not been recognized by the UK government has no locus standi in the English courts.

2. Word: Sub judice

Origin: Latin word

Meaning: before a court of law or a judge; under judicial consideration

Example: Often a commissioner had to leave the bench because he was himself aparty to the suit  that was sub judice.

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