volenti non fit injuria

vo·​len·​ti non fit in·​ju·​ria | \ vō-ˈlen-ˌtī-ˌnän-ˌfit-in-ˈju̇r-ē-ə, wō-ˈlen-tē-ˌnōn-ˌfit-in-ˈyü-rē-ä \

Legal Definition of volenti non fit injuria

: to one who is willing no harm is done used as a common-law maxim expressing the principle that one is not injured when a risk is voluntarily assumed — compare assumption of risk

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“Volenti non fit injuria.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/volenti%20non%20fit%20injuria. Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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