Nemo dat quod non habet.

English translation: No one gives what he does not have /v.i.

02:08 Mar 29, 2005
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Social Sciences - Philosophy
Latin term or phrase: Nemo dat quod non habet.
My 62 year old friend needs to know what this means.
Tony
English translation:No one gives what he does not have /v.i.
Explanation:
no one [can] give what they don't
have" is a legal rule, sometimes called the nemo dat rule that states that the ...
http://encyclopedia.laborlawtalk.com/Nemo_dat_quod_non_habet


...legal UK:
Nemo dat quod non habet
The Latin term "Nemo dat quod non habet" means, in a UK legal context: "no one can give a better title than he has."


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Note added at 4 mins (2005-03-29 02:13:54 GMT)
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Also, \"No one gives what he does not possess\"/\"no one can give what he or she does not have\"
....
Canadian Law:
When dispute involves legal property rights, starting point is nemo dat quod non habet (no one can give what he or she does not have)
For example, a thief steals my bicycle and sells it to you
Theft does not destroy my ownership
Thief had only possession
Northern Counties of England Fire Insurance Co v Whipp
(1884) 26 Ch D 482 (CA) [357]

http://www.law.ualberta.ca/courses/chambers/property/slides_...
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No one gives what he does not have /v.i.


Explanation:
no one [can] give what they don't
have" is a legal rule, sometimes called the nemo dat rule that states that the ...
http://encyclopedia.laborlawtalk.com/Nemo_dat_quod_non_habet


...legal UK:
Nemo dat quod non habet
The Latin term "Nemo dat quod non habet" means, in a UK legal context: "no one can give a better title than he has."


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Note added at 4 mins (2005-03-29 02:13:54 GMT)
--------------------------------------------------

Also, \"No one gives what he does not possess\"/\"no one can give what he or she does not have\"
....
Canadian Law:
When dispute involves legal property rights, starting point is nemo dat quod non habet (no one can give what he or she does not have)
For example, a thief steals my bicycle and sells it to you
Theft does not destroy my ownership
Thief had only possession
Northern Counties of England Fire Insurance Co v Whipp
(1884) 26 Ch D 482 (CA) [357]

http://www.law.ualberta.ca/courses/chambers/property/slides_...

Elena Petelos
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