Definition of REUS


REUS

civil law. This word has two different meanings. 1. A
party to a suit, whether plaintiff or defendant; Reus est qui cum altero litem
contestatem habet, sive legit, sive cum eo adum est. 2. A party to a contract;
reus credendi is be to whom something is due, by whatever title it may be; reus
debendi is he who owes, for whatever cause. Poth. Pand. lib. 50, h. t.




Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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