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.

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