DEBITA LAICORUM

Definition of DEBITA LAICORUM in Black's Law Dictionary 4th Edition – Legal dictionary – Glossary of legal terms.

Definition of DEBITA LAICORUM

L. Lat. In old English law. Debts of the laity, or of lay persons. Debts recoverable in the civil courts. Crabb. Eng. Law, 107.

Debita sequuntur personam debitoris. Debts follow the person of the debtor; that is, they have no locality, and may be collected wherever the debtor can be found. 2 Kent, Comm. 429; Story, Confl. Laws, § 362; Halkers, Max. 13.

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