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

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Legal Definition

de minimis non curat lex

noun
de minimis non cu·​rat lex
-ˈnän-ˈkyu̇r-ət-ˈleks, -ˈnȯn-ˈkü-rät-
: the principle that the law is not concerned with insignificant or minor matters
Etymology

New Latin, the law does not concern itself with trifles

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