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Definition of "brocard" []

  • A legal principle usually expressed in Latin, traditionally used to concisely express a wider legal concept or rule. (noun)

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Use "brocard" in a sentence
  • "VINCENTEM, ERGO VINCO TE; upon which brocard of law the professor this morning lectured."
  • "My father replied by that famous brocard with which he silences all unacceptable queries turning in the slightest degree upon the failings of our neighbours, — ‘If we mend our own faults, Alan, we shall all of us have enough to do, without sitting in judgement upon other folks.’"
  • "This is something like the brocard expressed by the learned Sanchez in his work"
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