non liquet

[non lahy-kwit]

adjective Law.

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

Origin of non liquet

First recorded in 1650–60, non liquet is from the Latin word nōn liquet it is not clear Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for non liquet

non liquet


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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