non liquet

[ non -lahy-kwit ]
/ ˈnɒn ˈlaɪ kwɪt /
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adjective Law.

(of evidence, a cause, etc.) not clear or evident.



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Origin of non liquet

First recorded in 1650–60, non liquet is from Latin nōn liquet “it is not clear”
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non liquet
/ (ˈnɒn ˈlaɪkwɪt) /


Roman law (of a cause, evidence, etc) not clear

Word Origin for non liquet

C17: Latin, literally: it is not clear
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