• Damnum sine injuria – Damage without legal injury.
  • Del credre agent – Is a mercantile agent who in consideration of extra remuneration called a del credre commission undertakes to indemnify his principle against loss arising from the failure of persons with whom he enters a contract.
  • Dehors – other than, not including, or outside the scope of.
  • De bonis asportatis – Of goods carried away.
  • De bonis non administratis – Of goods not administered.
  • De die in diem – From day to day.
  • De facto – Existing in fact, however not officially accepted. (As a matter of fact).
  • De jure – In accordance with the law.
  • De novo – Starting afresh. (To make something anew.)
  • Debile fundamentum fallit opus – Where there is a weak foundation, the work fails.
  • Debita sequuntur personam debitoria – Debts follow the person of the debtor.
  • Debitor non praesumitur donare – A debtor is not presumed to make a gift.
  • Delegatus non potest delegate – A delegate cannot further delegate. A delegated power cannot be further delegated.
  • Deminimis non curat lex – The law does not deal with trivial things.
  • Denatio mortis causa – Gift because of death. (deathbed gift)
  • Detinue – Tort of wrongfully holding goods that belong to someone else.
  • Dies non – Day on which no legal business is transacted. E.g. Bank holiday, National holiday.
  • Dies Dominicus non est juridicus – Sunday is not a day in law.
  • Discretio est discernere per legem quid sit justum – Discretion is to discern through law what is just.
  • Dispono – Convey legally.
  • Dictum – Statement of law made by a judge in the course of the decision but not necessary to the decision itself.
  • Doli incapax – Incapable of crime.
  • Dominium – Ownership.
  • Dubitante – Doubting the correctness of the decision.
  • Duo non possunt in solido unam rem possidere – Two cannot possess one thing each in entirety.

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