Legal Latin phrases and maxims for Law entrances CLAT,AILET

Legal Latin phrases and maxims for Law entrances CLAT,AILET compose 5-10 marks in every paper making them essential for everyone preparing for these exams.

Click here : Important sections of I.P.C for CLAT/AILET/SET/DU LAW

  1. Ab Initio– From the beginning
  2. Actusreus- A guilty deed or act
  3. Actusneminifacitinjuriam- The act of the law does no one wrong
  4. Actus non facitreum nisi mens sit rea– The act does not make any one guilty, unless it is coupled with a guilty mind
  5. Ad hoc- For the particular end or case at hand
  6. Amicus Curiae – A friend of court or member of the Bar who is appointed to assist the Court.
  7. Audi alterampartem– Hear the other side
  8. Bona fide– In good faith
  9. Caveat emptor– Let the buyer beware
  10. Consensus ad idem– Meeting of minds/ Agreement as to the same things
  11. Damnum sine injuria– Damage without legal injury
  12. De facto– In fact
  13. De Jure– As per the law
  14. Ex parte- Proceeding brought by one in absence of another
  15. Functus officio – No longer having power or jurisdiction.
  16. Injuria non excusatinjuriam– A wrong does not excuse a wrong
  17. Ipso facto– By that very Fact
  18. Injuria sine damnum- Legal damage without any actual loss
  19. Jus in personam – Right against a specific person.
  20. Jus in rem – Right against the world at large.
  21. Judex non potestesse testis in propiracausa– A judge cannot be witness in his own cause
  22. Locus standi – Right of a party to an action to appear and be heard by the court.
  23. Mala fide – In bad faith.
  24. Mensrea– Guilty state of Mind
  25. Nemodebetessejudex in propriacausa- No one can be judge in his own cause
  26. Prima facie– On the face of it
  27. Qui facit per alium, facit per se – He who acts through another acts himself
  28. Ratio decidendi – Principle or reason underlying a court judgement.

Read here : Landmark judgements in history of Indian judiciary

  1. Res ipsaloquiter- The thing speaks for itself
  2. Stare decisis- To stand be precedents
  3. Ubi jus ibiremedium- Where there is a right there is a remedy
  4. Volenti non fit inuria- Voluntary assumption of risk

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