Concensus, Non Concubitus, Facit Matrimonium Law and Legal Definition

Concensus, non concubitus, facit matrimonium is a Latin maxim. The term ‘consensus’ means consent, ‘non’ means not, ‘concubitus’ means cohabitation, ‘facit’ means makes, and ‘matrimonium’ means marriage. Therefore, the maxim ‘concensus, non concubitus, facit matrimonium’ means consent, and not sharing bed, constitutes marriage. It is a maxim seen used in Roman law.