Simple English definitions for legal terms
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De praesenti is a Latin term used in law to refer to the present time or the current moment.
1. A consent to marriage de praesenti constitutes marriage in itself.
2. The court ruled that the contract was valid de praesenti, meaning it was currently in effect.
The first example illustrates how a consent to marriage de praesenti means that the couple is considered married at the present moment, without the need for a formal ceremony or further action. The second example shows how the term can be used to indicate that a contract is currently in effect, rather than being a promise for the future.