non liquet

noun non li·quet \(ˈ)nänˈlīkwə̇t, (ˈ)nōn-, -lik-\

Definition of non liquet


non liquets

  1. :  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 liquet — Louis Infield —used by Roman judges in rendering a decision in a doubtful case or in asking leave to be excused

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Origin and Etymology of non liquet

Latin, it is not clear

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to cast off or become cast off

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