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Cadit quaestio – The matter admits of no further argument.

Cassetur billa (breve) – Let the writ be quashed.

Casus fortuitus non est spectandus; et nemo tenetur divinare – A fortuitous event is not to be foreseen and no person is bound to divine it.

Catalla reputantur inter minima in lege – Chattels are considered in law among the minor things.

Causa proxima, non remota spectatur – The immediate, and not the remote cause is to be considered.

Caveat emptor – Let the purchaser beware.

Caveat venditor – Let the seller beware.

Cepi corpus et est languidum – I have taken the body and the prisoner is sick.

Cepi corpus et paratum habeo – I have taken the body and have it ready.

Ceteris paribus – Other things being equal.

Consensu – Unanimously or, by general consent.

Consensus ad idem – Agreement as to the same things.

Consuetudo loci observanda est – The custom of the place is to be observed.

Contemporanea expositio est optima et fortissima in lege – A contemporaneous exposition is best and most powerful in law.

Contra – To the contrary.

Contra bonos mores – Against good morals.

Contra non valentem agere nulla currit praescriptio – No prescription runs against a person not able to act.

Contractus est quasi actus contra actum – A contract is an act as it were against an act.

Conventio et modus vincunt legem – A contract and agreement overcome the law.

Conventio privatorum non potest publico juri derogare – An agreement of private persons cannot derogate from public right.

Coram Domino Rege – In the presence of our Lord the King.

Coram non judice – Before one who is not a judge.

Corpus – Body.

Corpus delicti – The body, i.e. the gist of crime.

Corpus humanum non recipit aestimationem – A human body is not susceptible of appraisement.

Crescente malitia crescere debet et poena – Vice increasing, punishment ought also to increase.

Crimen omnia ex se nata vitiat – Crime vitiates every thing, which springs from it.

Crimen trahit personam – The crime carries the person.

Cujus est dare, ejus est disponere – He who has a right to give has the right to dispose of the gift.

Cujus est solum, ejus est usque ad coelam; et ad inferos – He who owns the soil owns it up to the sky; and to its depth.

Cum duo inter se pugnantia reperiuntur in testamentis ultimum ratum est – When two things repugnant to each other are found in a will, the last is to be confirmed.

Cursus curiae est lex curiae – The practice of the court is the law of the court.

Custos morum – A guardian of morals

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