Suit Pro Laesione Fidei Law and Legal Definition

Suit Pro Laesione Fidei is a Latin term meaning “for injury to faith.” It is a suit filed in an ecclesiastical court for spiritual offenses against conscience, non payment of debts, or a civil breach of contract. Entertaining suit pro laesione fidei in ecclesiastical courts attempted to exercise the powers and jurisdiction of courts of equity. However, suit pro laesione fidei was abolished in 1164. [Taylor v. Bruscup, 27 Md. 219, 226 (Md. 1867)].