Duhaime's Law Dictionary


Alea jacta est Definition:

Latin: the die is cast.

Also alea iacta est.

In the September 8, 2008 decision in Re Estate of Boren, Justice Mosely of the Court of Appeals of Texas used the expression and defined it as follows:

"Under the statute, once the proper filing and service of the disclaimer occurs, alea jacta est (the die is cast - the phrase supposedly uttered by Caesar upon crossing the Rubicon River with his army) it then becomes irrevocable....."

 

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