Legal Jargons

1. Word: Ratio decidendi

Definition: The reason behind or crux of a judicial decision.

Use of the Word: The ratio decidendi is “the point in a case that determines the judgment” or “the principle that the case establishes”

2. Word: In pari delicto

Definition: When both the parties are equally at fault.

Use of the Word: It is a legal term used to indicate that two persons or entities are equally at fault, whether the malfeasance in question is a crime or tort.

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