Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Bullstrode's Latin phrase book: Volenti non fit injuria

Volenti non fit injuria. Pronounced "Volenti [pause] non [pause] fit [pause] injuria"

This handy phrase means "to a willing person, no injury is done". It is a full defence in tort law, one that I have called upon on many, many occasions.

Example of usage: "Sir Garfield Barwick might not have challenged Bullstrode Whitelocke to so many debates if he was better acquainted with the maxim volenti non fit injuria"

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