legalis homo

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

Medieval Latin, literally, legal man

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“Legalis homo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/legalis%20homo. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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