de minimis non curat lex
Minimus Min"i*mus, n.; pl. {Minimi}. [L. See {Minim}.] 1. A being of the smallest size. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. (Anat.) The little finger; the fifth digit, or that corresponding to it, in either the manus or pes. [1913 Webster]

{de minimis} or {de minimus} a.of trifling consequence or importance; too insignificant to be worthy of concern; -- a reference to the phrase {de minimis non curat lex}.

{de minimis non curat lex} [Latin] The law does not concern itself with trifles; -- a principle of law, that even if a technical violation of a law appears to exist according to the letter of the law, if the effect is too small to be of consequence, the violation of the law will not be considered as a sufficient cause of action, whether in civil or criminal proceedings. [PJC]


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  • de minimis non curat lex — de minimis non cu·rat lex / nän kyu̇r ət leks, nȯn kü rät / n [New Latin, the law does not concern itself with trifles]: the principle that the law is not concerned with insignificant or minor matters Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam …   Law dictionary

  • De minimis non curat lex — (рус. Закон не заботится о мелочах)  правовой принцип. Примеры В многомиллионной сделке недоплата в размере 10 рублей не будет считаться нарушением контракта.[1] Появление отдельных фотографий в сценах фильма (например, в качестве украшений… …   Википедия

  • de minimis non curat lex — /diy minamas non kyiirat leks/ The law does not care for, or take notice of, very small or trifling matters. The law does not concern itself about trifles. Provision is made under certain criminal statutes for dismissing offenses which are de… …   Black's law dictionary

  • de minimis non curat lex — /diy minamas non kyiirat leks/ The law does not care for, or take notice of, very small or trifling matters. The law does not concern itself about trifles. Provision is made under certain criminal statutes for dismissing offenses which are de… …   Black's law dictionary

  • de minimis non curat lex — foreign term Etymology: Latin the law takes no account of trifles …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Nam de minimis non curat lex — For the law does not pay attention to trifles …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • De minimis — is a Latin expression meaning about minimal things, normally in the locutions de minimis non curat praetor ( The praetor does not concern himself with trifles ) or de minimis non curat lex ( The law does not concern itself with trifles ).[1][2]… …   Wikipedia

  • de minimis — de min·i·mis /dē mi nə məs, dā mē ni mis/ adj [New Latin, concerning trifles]: lacking significance or importance: so minor as to be disregarded compare substantial ◇ An action may be dismissed if the claim or cause is considered de minimis.… …   Law dictionary

  • De minimis — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda De minimis es una expresión latina que significa sobre las cosas pequeñas, habitualmente utilizada en las frases de minimis non curat praetor o de minimis non curat lex, con el significado de que la ley no está… …   Wikipedia Español

  • de minimis — Minimus Min i*mus, n.; pl. {Minimi}. [L. See {Minim}.] 1. A being of the smallest size. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. (Anat.) The little finger; the fifth digit, or that corresponding to it, in either the manus or pes. [1913 Webster] {de… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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