Vi Aut Clam

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Meaning of Vi aut clam

In the civil law. By force or covertly. Dig. 43. 24.


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Concept of “Vi Aut Clam”

Traditional meaning of vi aut clam in English (with some legal use of this latin concept in England and the United States in the XIX Century) [1]: (in Latin) Forcibly or covertly, by force or fraud. Vi, clam, aut precario: forcibly, secretly, or doubtfully. Vi et armis: by force and arms; see TRESPASS.


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  1. Based on A Concise Law Dictionary of Words, Phrases and Maxims, “Vi Aut Clam”, 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.

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