non liquet

noun
non li·​quet | \ (ˈ)nänˈlīkwə̇t, (ˈ)nōn-, -lik- \
plural non liquets

Definition of non liquet

: 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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Latin, it is not clear

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“Non liquet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/non%20liquet. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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