in haec verba
- A Latin phrase meaning using the exact words, typically in reference to stating the precise language of an agreement within a legal complaint or pleading rather than attaching an entire copy
- In the breach of contract lawsuit, the plaintiff cited the contract in haec verba to highlight the sections where the defendant defaulted.
- Instead of attaching a copy of the illicit communications, the lawyer used in haec verba quotations in the filing.
- The written agreement was revealed in haec verba in court, leaving no room for misinterpretation.