Mortis Omnia Solvit Law and Legal Definition

Mortis Omnia Solvit is Latin term which means death puts an end to everything. This is an old principle of Roman law. It laid down that all debts and other liabilities ends with the death of a debtor and the estate of the deceased is not liable for his/her debts. Today, this principle has is not of much relevance as obligations are often considered to be heritable unless otherwise stated in a statute or contract.