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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\
  1. :  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

Origin and Etymology of volenti non fit injuria

New Latin


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