Meaning of casus omissus in English:

casus omissus

noun

Law
  • A situation or circumstance not provided for by legislation; a gap or omission in the law.

    Apparent omissions in statute are traditionally regarded as intentional, and not to be supplied by judges. In English law in the 21st century, however, it has become increasingly common for the courts to correct obvious drafting errors in legislation.

Pronunciation

casus omissus

/?kɑ?s?s ?(?)?m?s?s/ /?ke?s?s ?(?)?m?s?s/

Origin

Early 17th century (in an earlier sense). From post-classical Latin casus omissus from classical Latin cāsus + omissus, past participle of omittere.