actio stricti juris


ac·​tio stric·​ti ju·​ris
plural actiones stricti juris
: an action in Roman law that the judge was to decide according to the strict legal rules without reference to equitable considerations
contrasted with actio bonae fidei

Word History


Late Latin, literally, action of strict law

First Known Use

1819, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of actio stricti juris was in 1819

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“Actio stricti juris.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Feb. 2023.

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