volenti non fit injuria

Definition of "volenti non fit injuria"
  1. A Latin principle stating that someone who willingly enters a risky situation cannot claim damages for any harm that results
How to use "volenti non fit injuria" in a sentence
  1. According to the principle of volenti non fit injuria, he could not sue for injuries from the bull-riding competition because he knowingly participated.
  2. She attempted to sue the company for stress, but her complaint was dismissed under the rule of volenti non fit injuria, as she had willingly taken on the high-pressure job.
  3. The court ruled volenti non fit injuria and therefore, since he knew the risks of extreme sports, he could not claim for the injuries he received.

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