Finis Finem Litibus Imponit Law and Legal Definition

The maxim, finis finem litibus imponit means termination of a suit puts an end to litigation. The function of courts is to settle controversies according to law. The object of settlement is secured by the principle of finality of judgments, finis finem litibus imponit. [State v. Lee, 65 Conn. 265, 271 (Conn. 1894)].