in custodia legis

adverb
in cus·​to·​dia le·​gis | \ ¦inˌku̇ˈstōdēəˈlāgə̇s \

Definition of in custodia legis

: in the custody of the law

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“In custodia legis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20custodia%20legis. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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