lucrum cessans


lu·​crum ces·​sans
or lucrum interceptum
Roman & canon law : the interest or damages awarded for loss of reasonably expected profits or for loss of use of property
Scottish law : damages for loss of expected gain or profits as distinguished from an actual loss

Word History


lucrum cessans from Medieval Latin, ceasing profit; lucrum interceptum from New Latin, intercepted profit

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“Lucrum cessans.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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