non liquet


non li·​quet
plural non liquets
: an expression or condition of doubt or uncertainty as to the facts or where the truth lies
questions which can be answered only with a non liquetLouis Infield
used by Roman judges in rendering a decision in a doubtful case or in asking leave to be excused

Word History


Latin, it is not clear

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“Non liquet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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