Legal Maxims Part - 2 Notes | Study Legal Reasoning for CLAT - CLAT

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Legal Maxims Part - 2 Notes | Study Legal Reasoning for CLAT - CLAT


Ab initioFrom the beginning
Actus reusA guilty deed or act
Ad hocFor this purpose
AddendumA thing to be added
AffidavitA sworn written statement
usable as evidence in court
AlibiAt another place, elsewhere
Amicus curiaeA friend of the Court
Antebefore
Audi alteram
partem
Hear the other side
Bona fide

Sincere, in good faith, i. e. well- intentioned, fairly

Caveat emptor

Let the buyer beware. (He buys

at his own risk)

CaveatLet him/her beware
Consensus ad
idem
Agreement as to the same things
CorpusBody
Corrigenda

A list of things to be corrected.

(in a book)

Curriculum vitaeThe course of one's life.
Damnum sine
injuria
Damage without legal injury
De factoIn fact, Something that is
automatically accepted
De jureRightful, by right
De minimis lex
non curat
The law does not notice trifling
matters
De novoStarting afresh, Anew
Delegate non
potest delegare
A delegated authority cannot be
again delegated
Ex gratiaOut of kindness, voluntary
Ex nudo pacto
actio non oritur
No action arises on a contract
without a consideration.
Ex parteProceeding brought by one
person in the absence of another
Ex post factoBy reason of a subsequent act
Ex turpi causa
non oritur actio
No action arises on an immoral
contract.
FactumAn act or deed
Habeas corpusYou must have the body, i.e.
You must justify an
imprisonment
IdemThe same person or thing
Ignorantia facti
excusat,
ignorantia juris
non excusat
Ignorance of fact excuses,
ignorance of law does not
excuse.
In cameraIn private
In limineAt the outset, on the threshold
In personamAgainst the person
In situIn its place
Injuria non
excusat injuriam
A wrong does not excuse a
wrong.
Inter aliaAmongst other things
InterimTemporary, in the meanwhile
Ipso factoBy that very fact
JusA right that is recognised in law.
Jus naturaleNatural justice.
Lex foriThe law of the forum (country)
Lex lociThe law of the place
Lex scriptaThe written law
Locus standiPlace of standing
Mala fideIn bad faith
MandamusWe command
Modus operandi
(m.o.)
Way of operating
Mutatis mutandis

The necessary changes having

been made

Necessitas non
habet legem
Necessity has no law
Nemo debet bisNo one can be twice punished

 

puniri pro uno
delicto
for the same offence
Non compus
mentis
Not of sound mind and
understanding
Obiter dictumSomething said in passing
Onus probandiThe burden of proof
Per capitaPer head
Per seBy or in itself
Prima facieOn the face of it, At first sight
Pro bono (pro
bono publico)
For the good of the public
Pro rataIn proportion
 Qua In so far as
Quantum meruitAs much as he/she deserved
QuasiAs if
Qui facit per
alium, facit per
se
He who acts through another
acts himself
Qui non
improbat,
approbat
He who does not disapprove,
approves
Quid pro quo

Consideration. Something for

something.

QuorumOf whom
Ratio decidendiThe reason for the decision
ReferendumSomething to be referred
Res judicataThing already judged upon
Salus populi est
suprema lex
The safety of the people is the
supreme law.
Sine dieWithout a day (indefinitely)
Sine qua nonSomething/someone
indispensable
Stare decisisTo stand by decisions
(precedents).
Status quoThe current state of being
Sub judiceBefore a court
Sub poenaUnder penalty of law
Sui generisOf his/her/its kind, Unique
Suppressio veriThe suppression of the truth
SupraAbove or on an earlier page
Uberrimae fideiOf the utmost good faith
Ubi jus ibi
remedium
Where there is a right there is a
remedy
Ultra vires

Beyond the powers or legal

authority

VerbatimWord by word, exactly
VetoI forbid
Vox populiPopular opinion

 


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