Some Latin Legal Proverbs
Latin Legal Proverbs
1. Accipere Quid ut justitium facias non est tam accipere quam extorquere. = To accept anything as a reward for doing justice is rather extorting than accepting.
2. Accusare nemo debt se nisi coram Deo = No one is obliged to accuse himself except before God.
3. Acta exteriora indicant interiora secreta = Outward acts indicate the thoughts hidden within.
4. Actus non facit reum, nisi mens sit rea = An act does not make a person guilty unless the mind is guilty.
5. Actio personalis moritor cum persona = A personal action dies with the person.
6. Boni judicis est causas litium dirimere = It is the role of a good judge to remove causes of litigation.
7. Clam delinques magis puntur quam palamn = A person who does wrong secretly is punished more severely than one who acts openly.
8. Cogitationis poenam nemo meretur = No one deserves to be punished for a thought.
9. La ley favour la vie d’un home = The law favours a man’s life.
10. De morte hominis nulla est cunctatio longa = When the death of a human being is concerned, no delay is long.
11. Delegatus non potest delegare = A delegate cannot appoint another.
12. Factum infectum fieri nequit = What is done can not be undone.
13. Generalis regula generaliter este inteligenta = A general rule is to be understood generally.
14. Hominum causa jus constitutum est = Law is established for the benefit of mankind.
15. Judex est lex loquens = The judge is the speaking law.