Legal Definition and Related Resources of Brutum fulmen
Meaning of Brutum fulmen
An empty noise; an empty threat.
What does Brutum Fulmen mean in American Law?
An empty noise, i.e., a toothless threat, as in “If no injunction coud be issued against this act, our declaration of its wrongfulness would be but a brutum fulmen.”
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Concept of “Brutum Fulmen”
Traditional meaning of brutum fulmen in English (with some legal use of this latin concept in England and the United States in the XIX Century) : (in Latin) An empty threat.
Notes and References
- Based on A Concise Law Dictionary of Words, Phrases and Maxims, “Brutum Fulmen”, Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1911, United States. It is also called the Stimson’s Law dictionary. This term and/or definition may be absolete.