CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) Legal-Aptitude Legal Maxims Revision (Page 20 of 37)

Jus dicere, non jus dare

Declaring law is not enacting law.

Jus est norma recti; et quicquid est contra normam recti est injuria

The law is a rule of right and everything contrasting this is harm caused.

Jus naturale est quod apud omnes homines eandem habet potentiam

Natural right is one which all can get equally.

Jus naturale

Natural justice.

Jus scriptum aut non scriptum

The written law or the unwritten law.


A right recognized by law.

Jusjurandum inter alios factum nec nocere nec prodesse debet

A contract between third parties should not benefit or harm.

Justitia est duplec; severe puniens et vere praeveniens

Justice can be done in two ways, by punishing or by prohibiting (offences).

Justitia firmatur solium

Justice established throne.

Justitia nemini neganda est

No one can be refused justice.

Leges posteriores priores contrarias abrogant

Subsequent laws go against initial conflicting ones.

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