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LEGAL MAXIM
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It is evident that no one is able of his own pleasure, to do away with his proper origin.
      - Broom's Legal Maxims (max. 77)
        [Legal Maxims]

Equal knowledge on both sides makes contracting parties equal.
      - Broom's Legal Maxims (max. 772)
        [Legal Maxims]

Whatever money is paid, is paid according to the direction of the payer; whatever money is received, is received according to that of the recipient.
      - Broom's Legal Maxims (max. 810)
        [Legal Maxims]

Whatever is received is received according to the intention of the recipient.
      - Broom's Legal Maxims (max. 810),
        also Halkerston's Latin Maxims (149)
        [Legal Maxims]

He who does a thing by an agent is considered as doing it himself.
      - Broom's Legal Maxims (max. 817)
        [Legal Maxims]

That system of law is best which confides as little as possible to the discretion of the judge; that judge the best who relies as little as possible on his own opinion.
      - Broom's Legal Maxims (max. 84)
        [Legal Maxims]

He is the best judge who relies as little as possible on his own discretion.
      - Broom's Legal Maxims (max. 84),
        also Bacon's Aphorisms (46)
        [Legal Maxims]

In contracts, matters of custom and usage are tacitly implied.
      - Broom's Legal Maxims (max. 842)
        [Legal Maxims]

Ratification is equivalent to express command.
      - Broom's Legal Maxims (max. 867)
        [Legal Maxims]

It is natural for a thing to be unbound in the same way in which it was bound.
      - Broom's Legal Maxims (max. 877)
        [Legal Maxims]

Laws are abrogated by the same means by which they are made.
      - Broom's Legal Maxims (max. 878)
        [Legal Maxims]

Whose right it is to institute, his right it is to abrogate.
      - Broom's Legal Maxims (max. 878, note)
        [Legal Maxims]

Every obligation is dissolved by the same solemnity with which it is created.
      - Broom's Legal Maxims (max. 884)
        [Legal Maxims]

A bond is released by the same formalities with which it is contracted.
      - Broom's Legal Maxims (max. 891)
        [Legal Maxims]

Everything is dissolved by the same means by which it is put together,--detroyed by the same means by which it is established.
      - Broom's Legal Maxims (max. 891)
        [Legal Maxims]

Prescription was instituted that there might be some end to litigation.
      - Broom's Legal Maxims (max. 894)
        [Legal Maxims]

No prescription runs against a person unable to bring an action.
      - Broom's Legal Maxims (max. 903)
        [Legal Maxims]

Use or usage is the best interpreter of things.
      - Broom's Legal Maxims (max. 917, 930, 931)
        [Legal Maxims]

A custom, grounded on a certain and reasonable cause, supersedes the common law.
      - Broom's Legal Maxims (max. 919)
        [Legal Maxims]

A bad or invalid custom is to be abolished.
      - Broom's Legal Maxims (max. 921)
        [Legal Maxims]

An action of a judge which relates not to his office is of no force.
      - Broom's Legal Maxims (max. 93)
        [Legal Maxims]

Where a person does an act by command of one exercising judicial authority, the law will not suppose that he acted from any wrongful or improper motive, because it was his bounden duty to obey.
      - Broom's Legal Maxims (max. 93)
        [Legal Maxims]

Custom is the best interpreter of the law.
      - Broom's Legal Maxims (max. 931)
        [Legal Maxims]

All things are presumed against a despoiler or wrong-doer.
      - Broom's Legal Maxims (max. 938)
        [Legal Maxims]

All things are presumed to have been rightly and duly performed until it is proved to the contrary.
      - Broom's Legal Maxims (max. 944)
        [Legal Maxims]


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