Debet Sua Cuique Domus Esse Perfugium Tutissimum Law and Legal Definition

Debet sua cuique domus esse perfugium tutissimum is a legal maxim in Latin. This principle states that each person's home should be his/her safest refuge.

The following is an example of a case law referring to the maxim:

The law has a tender regard for the asylum of a private dwelling; debet sua cuique domus esse perfugium tutissimum. [CLASON v. SHOTWELL, 12 Johns. 31 (N.Y. 1814)].