casus omissus

Definition of "casus omissus"
  1. A circumstance that is not covered by a statute or regulation and is thus overseen by traditional law
How to use "casus omissus" in a sentence
  1. The court had to revert to the common law to handle the casus omissus in the case.
  2. Without a specific law to apply, the casus omissus forced the judge to rely on common principles.
  3. The lawyers argued that they were dealing with a casus omissus, which was not specifically addressed by existing legislation.

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