ex aequo et bono

ex ae·​quo et bo·​no | \ ˌeks-ˈē-kwō-et-ˈbō-nō, -ˈī-kwō-\

Legal Definition of ex aequo et bono

: according to what is equitable and good : on the merits of the case often used in international law when a matter is to be decided according to principles of equity rather than by points of law

History and Etymology for ex aequo et bono

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