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"