legalis homo

le·​ga·​lis ho·​mo | \ lə̇¦gälə̇sˈhō(ˌ)mō \
plural legales homines\ -​ä(ˌ)lāsˈhȯməˌnās \

Definition of legalis homo

: one possessing full legal capacity under Old English law and not debarred of any of his rights in court (as to make oath, testify, and serve as a juror) by outlawry, excommunication, infamy, or disqualification : one within the protection of the law : one standing rectus in curia

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History and Etymology for legalis homo

Medieval Latin, literally, legal man

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“Legalis homo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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