Moderamen Inculpatae Tutelae Law and Legal Definition

Moderamen inculpatae tutelage is a Latin term which means restricted violence to reasonable limits can be used in the defense of person or property. The term refers to the moderation of blameless protection. Reasonable limits must be made while violently defending one's person and property. The temperance of intended victims' actions render them blameless.

A person is legally entitled to defend his/her property or rightful possession against violent attack when s/he observes the moderations proper to the circumstances. It confines private violence to purely defensive acts and thus eliminates vengeance and private wars.