Nemo Tenetur Divinare Law and Legal Definition

P> Nemo tenetur divinare is a legal maxim in Latin. This principle states that no one is bound to divine the future.

The following is an example of a case in which the maxim was referred to:

In the present case, Smith, the trustee, must be considered as the representative of the interest of all parties. It was not necessary to make the cestuis que trust parties; the complainants knew not who they were. Nemo tenetur divinare. [Knox v. Smith, 45 U.S. 298 (U.S. 1846)].