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LEGAL MAXIM
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A fault finds its own authors.
      - [Faults]

A good judge decides fairly, preferring equity to strict law.
      - [Equity]

A public law or right cannot be altered by the agreements of private persons.
      - [Legal Maxims]

Agreement makes law.
      - [Agreement : Legal Maxims]

All men are equal before the natural law.
  [Lat., Quod ad jus naturale attinet, omnes homines aequales sunt.]
      - [Equality]

An equal has no power over an equal.
  [Lat., Par in parem imperium non habet.]
      - [Equality]

An uncalled-for defence becomes a positive accusation.
      - [Legal Maxims : Proverbs]

Ancient custom is always held or regarded as law.
      - [Legal Maxims]

Custom is held to be as a law.
  [Lat., Consuetudo pro lege servatur.]
      - [Legal Maxims]

Custom is the best interpreter of laws.
      - [Legal Maxims]

Deeds are more powerful than words.
      - [Legal Maxims]

Equity assists ignorance, but not carelessness.
      - [Legal Maxims]

Equity favors wives and children, creditors most of all.
      - [Legal Maxims]

Equity never counteracts the laws.
      - [Legal Maxims]

False in one thing, false in everything.
  [Lat., Falsus in uno, falsus in omnibus.]
      - [Lying]

From his silence a man's consent is inferred.
      - [Legal Maxims : Proverbs]

Guilt makes equal those whom it stains.
      - [Legal Maxims]

Hard cases make bad law.
      - [Legal Maxims : Proverbs]

He confesses his guilt who flies from his trial.
      - [Legal Maxims : Proverbs]

He is guilty of barratry who for money sells justice.
      - [Legal Maxims]

He who comes into a court of equity must come with clean hands.
      - [Legal Maxims]

He who committed inequity shall not have equity.
      - [Legal Maxims]

He who flees judgment confesses his guilt.
      - [Legal Maxims]

He who is first in time has the prior right.
      - [Legal Maxims : Proverbs]

He who owns the soil, owns up to the sky.
  [Lat., Cujus est solum, ejus est usque ad coelum.]
      - [Agriculture]


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