Legal Jargons

Word: Animus nocendi

Origin: Latin

Meaning: Intention to harm

Example: The subjective state of mind of the author of a crime, with reference to the exact knowledge of illegal content of his behavior, and of its possible consequences.
Word: In forma pauperis

Origin: Latin

Meaning: In the manner of a pauper

Example: Someone unable to afford the costs associated with a legal proceeding. As this will not be a barrier to seeking justice, such persons are given in forma pauperis status (usually abbreviated IFP), wherein most costs are waived or substantially reduced.

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