CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) Legal-Aptitude Legal Maxims Revision (Page 6 of 37)

Cepi corpus et est languidum

I have taken the body but it has got sick.

Cepi corpus et paratum habeo

I have taken the body to get it ready.

Ceteris paribus

Other factors remaining constant.


Unanimously or, by general consent.

Consensus ad idem

Agreement as to the same things.

Consuetudo loci observanda est

Observe the customs of the place.

Contemporanea expositio est optima et fortissima in lege

A contemporaneous exposition is considered best and most powerful in law.

Contra bonos mores

The deeds are not morally right.

Contra non valentem agere nulla currit praescriptio

No prescription runs against a person not able to act.


On the contrary.

Contractus est quasi actus contra actum

A contract is an act as it were against an act.

Conventio et modus vincunt legem

A contract and agreement overcome the law.

Conventio privatorum non potest publico juri derogare

An agreement of private persons cannot derogate from public right.

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