vim vi repellere licet

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Digest of Justitian (6th century), the principle of self-defense in Roman law.

Proninciation[edit]

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈwim ˈwiː reˈpel.le.re ˈli.ket/, [ˈwĩ ˈwiː rɛˈpɛl.lɛ.rɛ ˈlɪ.kɛt]

Phrase[edit]

vim repellere licet

  1. (law) It is permitted to repel force with force.