de minimis non curat lex

Latin phrase
de mi·​ni·​mis non cu·​rat lex | \ dā-ˈmi-ni-ˌmēs-ˌnōn-ˌkü-ˌrät-ˈleks How to pronounce de minimis non curat lex (audio) \

Definition of de minimis non curat lex

: the law does not govern trifles : law ignores insignificant details

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de minimis non curat lex

noun
de minimis non cu·​rat lex | \ -ˈnän-ˈkyu̇r-ət-ˈleks, -ˈnȯn-ˈkü-rät-\

Legal Definition of de minimis non curat lex

: the principle that the law is not concerned with insignificant or minor matters

History and Etymology for de minimis non curat lex

New Latin, the law does not concern itself with trifles

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