Acta Diurna Law and Legal Definition

Acta diurna is a Latin term which means daily proceedings. Under Roman law, it refers to a public register of daily proceedings of the senate, assemblies of the people, or courts of justice. It s a sort of daily gazette that is carved on stone or metal and presented in message boards in public places. Acta Diurna were also known as acta, diurna, acta publica (public acts), acta populi (acts of the people), or acta urbana (municipal acts).