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LEGAL MAXIMS
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[ Also see Law ]

Things which ought not to be done are held valid when they have been done.
      - Legal Maxim,
        Trayner's Latin Maxims & Phrases (484)

Things which taken singly are of no avail afford help when taken together.
      - Legal Maxim,
        Trayner's Latin Maxims & Phrases (486)

He who does not deny, admits.
      - Legal Maxim,
        Trayner's Latin Maxims & Phrases (503)

A bastard can have no heir unless it be one lawfully begotten of his own body.
      - Legal Maxim,
        Trayner's Latin Maxims & Phrases (51)

That which is due unconditionally is due now.
      - Legal Maxim,
        Trayner's Latin Maxims & Phrases (519)

That which is null produces no effect.
      - Legal Maxim,
        Trayner's Latin Maxims & Phrases (519)

To know a thing, and to be bound to know it, are regarded in law as equivalent.
      - Legal Maxim,
        Trayner's Latin Maxims & Phrases (551)

A wife follows the domicile of her husband.
      - Legal Maxim,
        Trayner's Latin Maxims & Phrases (606)

A case omitted is to be as intentionally omitted.
      - Legal Maxim,
        Trayner's Latin Maxims & Phrases (67)

No one suffers punishment on account of his thoughts.
      - Legal Maxim,
        Trayner's Laxin Maxims & Phrases (362)

He who acquires for himself acquires for his heirs.
      - Legal Maxim,
        Trayner's Legal Maxims & Phrases (496)

Law always construeth things to the best.
      - Legal Maxim, Wingate's Maxim's (max. 193)

What is beyond possibility cannot exist, and the reverse.
      - Legal Maxim, Wingate's Maxims (100)

One ought to be subject to the law of the place where he offends.
      - Legal Maxim, Wingate's Maxims (113)

In disjunctives it is sufficient that either part be true.
      - Legal Maxim, Wingate's Maxims (13, max. 9),
        also Broom's Legal Maxims (max. 592)

Subsequent words, added for the purpose of certainty, are to be referred to the preceding words which require the certainty.
      - Legal Maxim, Wingate's Maxims
         (167, max. 53), also Broom's Legal Maxims
         (max. 586)

Circuitry is to avoided; and it is the duty of a good judge to determine litigations, lest one lawsuit arise out of another.
      - Legal Maxim, Wingate's Maxims (179),
        also Broom's Legal Maxims (max. 343)

False spelling does not vitiate a deed.
      - Legal Maxim, Wingate's Maxims (19),
        also Bart Max (164)

Extremities, or mere subtleties of law are not rules of law.
      - Legal Maxim, Wingate's Maxims (19),
        also Broom's Legal Maxims (max. 188)

Relative words refer to the next antecedent, unless the sense be thereby impaired.
      - Legal Maxim, Wingate's Maxims (19),
        also Broom's Legal Maxims (max. 606)

The impediment being removed, the action rises.
      - Legal Maxim, Wingate's Maxims (20)

In whatever thing one offends, in that is he rightfully to be punished.
      - Legal Maxim, Wingate's Maxims
         (204, max. 58)

The explanation should arise out of the whole subject matter; the exposition of a statute should be made from all its parts together.
      - Legal Maxim, Wingate's Maxims (238)

The words of a statute must not be departed from.
      - Legal Maxim, Wingate's Maxims (25)

Too much subtlety in law is discontenanced.
      - Legal Maxim, Wingate's Maxims (26)


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