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LEGAL MAXIM
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The law admits no proof against that which it presumes.
      - Lofft (573) [Legal Maxims]

In doubtful cases, the presumption always is in behalf of the crown.
      - Lofft's Appendix (248) [Legal Maxims]

A general clause of remainder does not embrace those things which are not of the same kind with those which had been specially mentioned.
      - Lofft's Appendix (419) [Legal Maxims]

It is the province of a judge to declare the law, not to give it.
      - Lofft's Appendix (42) [Legal Maxims]

Any conditions are odious, but especially those which are against marriage and commerce.
      - Lofft's Appendix (644) [Legal Maxims]

A prison is ordained not for the sake of punishment, but of detention and guarding.
      - Lofft's Maxims (119) [Legal Maxims]

The act of a servant in those things in which he is usually employed, is considered the act of the master.
      - Lofft's Maxims (227) [Legal Maxims]

A patent ambiguity cannot be cleared up by extrinsic evidence.
      - Lofft's Maxims (249) [Legal Maxims]

Equity abhors superfluous things.
      - Lofft's Maxims (282) [Legal Maxims]

An act does not make one guilty, unless the intention be bad.
      - Lofft's Maxims (37) [Legal Maxims]

Equity does not make law, but assists law.
      - Lofft's Maxims (379) [Legal Maxims]

It is safer to be deceived than to deceive.
      - Lofft's Maxims (396) [Legal Maxims]

A judicial act by a judge without jurisdiction is void; but a ministerial act, from whomsoever proceeding, may be ratified.
      - Lofft's Maxims (458) [Legal Maxims]

The kinds of actions are especially to be preserved.
      - Lofft's Maxims (460) [Legal Maxims]

Consent is the conjoint will of several persons to whom the thing belongs.
      - Lofft's Maxims (514) [Legal Maxims]

To accept anything as a reward for doing justice is rather extorting than accepting.
      - Lofft's Maxims (72) [Legal Maxims]

A personal right of action dies with the person.
      - Noy's Maxims (14) [Legal Maxims]

Clandestine gifts are always suspicious.
      - Noy's Maxims (152),
        also Broom's Legal Maxims
         (max. 289, 290) [Legal Maxims]

A just arbitration renders to every one his own.
      - Noy's Maxims (248) [Legal Maxims]

A weak foundation frustrates the work built upon it.
      - Noy's Maxims (max. 5) [Legal Maxims]

Common error makes law.
      - Noy's Maxims (p. 37, max. 27)
        [Legal Maxims]

The more worthy draw to itself the less worthy.
      - Noy's Maxims (p. 6, max. 18)
        [Legal Maxims]

If you affirm that one is ungrateful, in that you include every charge.
      - Trayner's Latin Maxims & Phrases
        [Legal Maxims]

Prescription does not run against a mere power or faculty to act.
      - Trayner's Latin Maxims & Phrases
        [Legal Maxims]

Things done in one action cannot be taken as evidence in another, unless it be between the same parties.
      - Trayner's Latin Maxims & Phrases (11)
        [Legal Maxims]


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