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LEGAL MAXIMS
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Every obligation is dissolved by the same solemnity with which it is created.
      - Legal Maxim, Broom's Legal Maxims
         (max. 884)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.
      - Legal Maxim, Broom's Legal Maxims
         (max. 93)

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

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

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

All things are presumed to have been rightly done.
      - Legal Maxim, Broom's Legal Maxims
         (max. 944)

A presumption will stand good until the contrary is proved.
      - Legal Maxim, Broom's Legal Maxims
         (max. 949)

Things done between strangers ought not to injure those who are not parties to them.
      - Legal Maxim, Broom's Legal Maxims
         (max. 954, 967)

No one is bound to betray himself.
      - Legal Maxim, Broom's Legal Maxims
         (max. 968)

No one is bound to swear to the fact of his own criminality.
      - Legal Maxim, Halkerston's Latin Maxims
         (100)

Novation is not presumed.
      - Legal Maxim, Halkerston's Latin Maxims
         (109)

Lordship cannot be in suspense, i.e., property cannot remain in abeyance.
      - Legal Maxim, Halkerston's Latin Maxims
         (39)

That is proved to no purpose which, when proved, does not help.
      - Legal Maxim, Halkerston's Latin Maxims
         (50)

Special things take from generals.
      - Legal Maxim, Halkerston's Latin Maxims
         (51)

To make laws agree with laws is the best mode of interpreting them.
      - Legal Maxim, Halkerston's Latin Maxims
         (70)

A right growing to a possessor accrues to the successor.
      - Legal Maxim, Halkerston's Latin Maxims
         (76)

The stipulations of parties constitute the law of the contract.
      - Legal Maxim, Halkerston's Latin Maxims
         (max. 118)


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