de minimis non curat lex

Latin phrase
de mi·ni·mis non cu·rat lex | \dā-ˈmi-ni-ˌmēs-ˌnōn-ˌkü-ˌrät-ˈleks \

Definition of de minimis non curat lex 

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

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New Latin, the law does not concern itself with trifles

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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

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