Legal Maxims Tag

02 Apr 2015 Legal Maxims – What are they and why are we sharing them?

A legal maxim is an established principle or proposition of law that is universally admitted as being just and consonant. They are principles and authorities, and part of the general customs or common law of the land. Most of the Latin maxims were developed in the Medieval era in European countries that used Latin as their language for law and courts. The attitude of early English commentators towards the maxims of the law was one of unmingled adulation. Thomas Hobbes described the maxims of law as having the same strength...

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