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Top 10 criminal Law Maxims
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Legal Knowledge for CLAT | Legal Terms and Maxims - Session 1
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13 Legal maxim(terms) that every law student needs to know
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What is LEGAL MAXIM? What does LEGAL MAXIM mean? LEGAL MAXIM meaning, definition & explanation
What is LEGAL MAXIM? What does LEGAL MAXIM mean? LEGAL MAXIM meaning, definition & explanation
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Important Legal Maxims (With Examples)
Important Legal Maxims (With Examples)
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LAT - Legal Aptitude Lecture # 01 - Legal terminology, Maxims, Brocards
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Top 10 Constitutional Law Maxim
Top 10 Constitutional Law Maxim
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Maxim of Law - Common Law - Statutory law - law of the sea vs law of the land
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Maxims of Law, Contract Law & Color of Law courts Abuse of authority
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Legal Maxims in American and Islamic Criminal Law
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Important Legal Maxims (With Examples)
Important Legal Maxims (With Examples)
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Sugar bowl (legal maxim) Top # 18 Facts
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Islamic Legal Maxim (Selected maxim)
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Legal Maxim
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Legal Maxim - Construction in Bonam Partem
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Legal Maxim A Day - May 1st 2013 - "Equity follows the law."
Legal Maxim A Day - May 1st 2013 - "Equity follows the law."
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Legal Maxim A Day - June 11th, 2013 - "A deception practiced upon one person..."
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Legal Maxim A Day - Feb. 17th 2013 - "External actions show the secret intentions."
Legal Maxim A Day - Feb. 17th 2013 - "External actions show the secret intentions."
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Legal Maxim A Day - Apr. 3rd - "Equity remedies errors."
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Legal Maxim A Day - May 9th 2013 - "A small debt makes a debtor......"
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Legal Maxim A Day - Mar. 29th 2013 - "That which is built upon the land ..."
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Legal Maxim A Day - May 28th 2013 - "It is one thing to posess..."
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Legal Maxim A Day - Feb. 10th 2013 - "Abundant caution does no injury."
Legal Maxim A Day - Feb. 10th 2013 - "Abundant caution does no injury."
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Legal Maxim A Day - May 31st 2013 - "One alleging his own infamy..."
Legal Maxim A Day - May 31st 2013 - "One alleging his own infamy..."
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Legal Maxim A Day - Feb. 4th 2013 - "In abbreviations, that number and sense is to be taken....."
Legal Maxim A Day - Feb. 4th 2013 - "In abbreviations, that number and sense is to be taken....."
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Legal Maxim A Day - Jan. 25th 2013 - "A right ascends collaterally"
Legal Maxim A Day - Jan. 25th 2013 - "A right ascends collaterally"
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Maxim of Law Part 5
Maxim of Law Part 5
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Legal Maxim A Day - May 7th 2013 - "What is just and right...."
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Legal Maxim A Day - Jan. 23rd, 2013 - "The title and exposition..."
Legal Maxim A Day - Jan. 23rd, 2013 - "The title and exposition..."
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Legal Maxim A Day - Jan. 31st 2013 - "From the highest remedy to......"
Legal Maxim A Day - Jan. 31st 2013 - "From the highest remedy to......"
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Legal Maxim A Day - Mar. 22nd 2013 - "The antecedent refers...."
Legal Maxim A Day - Mar. 22nd 2013 - "The antecedent refers...."
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Legal Maxim A Day - Feb. 26th 2013 - "Actions are disposed by which men dispute....."
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Legal Maxim A Day - Jan. 26th 2013 - "No one is bound to do what is impossible"
Legal Maxim A Day - Jan. 26th 2013 - "No one is bound to do what is impossible"
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Islamic Legal Maxim 28 Benefit Goes With Liability
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A legal maxim is an established principle or proposition. The Latin term, apparently a variant on maxima, is not to be found in Roman law with any meaning exactly analogous to that of a legal maxim in the Medieval or modern sense of the word, but the treatises of many of the Roman jurists on Regular definitiones, and Sententiae juris are, in some measure, collections of maxims. Most of the Latin maxims developed in the Medieval era in European countries that used Latin as their language for law and courts.

The attitude of early English commentators towards the maximal of the law was one of unmingled adulation. In Thomas Hobbes, Doctor and Student (p. 26), they are described as of the same strength and effect in the law as statutes. Not only, observes Francis Bacon in the Preface to his Collection of Maxims, will the use of maxims be in deciding doubt and helping soundness of judgment, but, further, in gracing argument, in correcting unprofitable subtlety, and reducing the same to a more sound and substantial sense of law, in reclaiming vulgar errors, and, generally, in the amendment in some measure of the very nature and complexion of the whole law.[1]

A similar note was sounded in Scotland; and it has been well observed that a glance at the pages of Morrisons Dictionary or at other early reports will show how frequently in the older Scots law questions respecting the rights, remedies and liabilities of individuals were determined by an immediate reference to legal maxims.

In later times, less value has been attached to the maxims of the law, as the development of civilization and the increasing complexity of business relations have shown the necessity of qualifying the propositions which they enunciate. But both historically and practically, they must always possess interest and value.

The principal collections of legal maxims[edit]

English Law[edit]

  • Francis Bacon, Collection of Some Principal Rules and Maxims of the Common Law (1630);
  • Noy, Treatise of the principal Grounds and Maxims of the Law of England (1641, 8th ed., 1824);
  • Wingate, Maxims of Reason (1728);
  • Francis, Grounds and Rudiments of Law and Equity (2nd ed. 1751);
  • Lofft (annexed to his Reports, 1776);
  • Broom, Legal Maxims (7th ed. London, 1900).

Scots Law[edit]

  • Lord Trayner, Latin Maxims and Phrases (2nd ed., 1876);
  • Stair, Institutions of the Law of Scotland, with Index by More (Edinburgh, 1832).

American Treatises[edit]

  • A. I. Morgan, English Version of Legal Maxims (Cincinnati, 1878);
  • S. S. Peloubet, Legal Maxims in Law and Equity (New York, 1880).
  • John Bouvier, A Law Dictionary: Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States of America and of the Several States of the American Union, Revised Sixth Edition, 1856. A long list of maxims is contained in the section for the letter "M".
  • Anonymous, Latin for without name, Chapter II, "A Collection of over one thousand Latin maxims, with English translations, explanatory notes, and cross-references", Sweet and Maxwell, 1915.

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Combined with a tract entitled The Use of the Common Law, for preservation of our Persons, goods, and good Names, in a book entitled The Elements of the Common Lawes of England, facsimile reprint by Da Capo Press, 1969, may be viewed at Constitution Society

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainRenton, Alexander Wood (1911). "Maxims, Legal". In Chisholm, Hugh. Encyclopædia Britannica. 17 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. pp. 925–926. 

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