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Some Latin terms commonly used in Private International Law
« on: April 07, 2015, 10:33:51 AM »
lex actus .................................. the law governing a transaction, for example,
                                                  the applicable law of the contract.
lex causae...................................the law which the court has determined as the
                                                    governing law of an issue.
lex domicilii ................................the law of a person’s domicile.
lex fori .........................................the law of the court dealing with the issue.
                                                    Where an English court decides to apply its own
                                                     law regardless of the conflict issue, it applies
                                                 English law as the lex fori; where, however, it
                                                      determines on the application of English law as
                                                  a result of operating its choice of law rules, it
                                                        applies English law as the lex causae.
lex loci ...............................abbreviated form of lex loci actus, delicti,
                                           celebrationis, as indicated by the particular
                                            context.
lex loci actus ...............................the law of the place where an act was done.
lex loci celebrationis ...............the law of the place where a marriage was
                                                  celebrated.
lex loci contractus.......................the law of the place where a contract was made.
lex loci delicti .........................the law of the place where the wrongful act
                                                (tort) was committed.
lex loci delicti commissi..............the law of the place where a tort is committed.
lex loci solutionis........................the law of the place where the contract is to be
                                                      performed.
lex patriae ...................................the law of the nationality.
lex propria causae .......................the proper law (see below).
lex propria delicti........................the proper law of the tort (see below).
renvoi ..........................................the reference of an issue, by the conflict rules of
                                                     the foreign law to which the forum’s conflict
                                                     rules first refer the issue, to the law of the forum
                                                     or the law of a third country.
lex situs ......................................the law of the place where a thing, particularly
                                                   but not exclusively a piece of land, is situated.
situs.............................................the location of the property in question.
locus regit actum.......................the law of the place governs the deed. An old
                                                   maxim that finds its modern expression in the
                                                  lex loci rules listed above.
Talukdar Rasel Mahmud
Lecturer, Department of Law
Daffodil International University (DIU)
Contact No:+88 01719 479603.