amittere legem terrae

amittere legem terrae
/amitariy liyjsm teriy/
To lose the protection afforded by the law of the land

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • Amiterre legem terrae — Amittere legem terrae (literally, to lose the law of the land ) is a Latin phrase used in law, signifying the forfeiture of the right of swearing in any court or cause, or to become infamous.Historically, this has been the punishment of champions …   Wikipedia

  • amittere liberam legem — /amitsriy libsram liyjsm/ In old English law, to lose one s frank law. A term having the same meaning as amittere legem terrae, (q.v.). He who lost his law lost the protection extended by the law to a free man, and became subject to the same law… …   Black's law dictionary

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