ignorantia juris neminem excusat

Latin phrase
ig·no·ran·tia ju·ris ne·mi·nem ex·cu·sat | \ˌig-nȯ-ˌrän-tē-ä-ˈyu̇r-is-ˈnā-mi-ˌnem-eks-ˈkü-ˌsät \
variants: or ignorantia legis neminem excusat \ˌig-nȯ-ˌrän-tē-ä-ˈlā-gis-ˈnā-mi-ˌnem-eks-ˈkü-ˌsät \

Definition of ignorantia juris neminem excusat 

: ignorance of the law excuses no one : ignorance of the law is no defense

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