Per minas Law and Legal Definition

Per Minas is a Latin term and in British common law it means “to engage in a behavior by means of menaces or threats.” When a person is compelled to enter into a contract by threats or menaces, it can be termed duress per minas. When a person fears death or any mayhem on not acting according to the threat, the person may act as directed. However, the actions done in duress can be altered by the person afterwards. The courts only require that the person was forced to act by threat and that the threat was not one that could be overcome by the mind and will of a firm and reasonable man.