Legal Maxims ( N )

Legal Maxims

( N )

Nam nemo haeres viventis – For no one is an heir of a living person.

Naturae vis maxima est – The force of nature is the greatest.

Necessitas inducit privilegium quoad jura privata – With respect to private rights necessity induces privilege.

Necessitas non habet legem – Necessity has no law.

Necessitas publica est major quam privata – Public necessity is greater than private necessity.

Negligentia semper habet infortuniam comitem – Negligence always has misfortune for a companion.

Nemo admittendus est inhabilitare se ipsum – No one is allowed to incapacitate himself.

Nemo bis punitur pro eodem delicto – No one can be twice punished for the same offence.

Nemo cogitur suam rem vendere, etiam justo pretio – No one is bound to sell his own property, even for a just price.

Nemo contra factum suum venire potest – No man can contradict his own deed.

Nemo debet esse judex in propria causa – No one can be judge in his own case.

Nemo plus juris transferre ad alium potest quam ipse habet – No one can transfer to another a larger right than he himself has.

Nemo potest contra recordum verificare per patriam – No one can verify by the country, that is, through a jury, against the record.

Nemo potest esse tenens et dominus – No one can at the same time be a tenant and a landlord (of the same tenement).

Nemo potest facere per alium, quod per se non potest – No one can do through another what he cannot do himself.

Nemo potest mutare consilium suum in alterius injuriam – No one can change his purpose to the injury of another.

Nemo praesumitur esse immemor suae aeternae salutis et maxime in articulo mortis – No one is presumed to be forgetful of his eternal welfare, and particularly in the hour of death.

Nemo prohibetur pluribus defensionibus uti – No one is forbidden to make use of several defences.

Nemo punitur pro alieno delicto – No one is punished for the crime of another.

Nemo se accusare debet, nisi coram Deo – No one should accuse himself except in the presence of God.

Nemo tenetur accusare se ipsum nisi coram Deo – No one is bound to accuse himself except in the presence of God.

Nemo tenetur armare adversarium contra se – No one is bound to arm his adversary against himself.

Nexus – Connection

Nihil quod est inconveniens est licitum – Nothing inconvenient is lawful.

Nil facit error nominis cum de corpore constat – An error of name makes not difference when it appears from the body of the instrument.

Nisi – Unless

Non compus mentis – Not of sound mind and understanding

Non constat – It is not certain

Non decipitur qui scit se decipi – He is not deceived who knows that he is deceived.

Non definitur in jure quid sit conatus – What an attempt is, is not defined in law.

Non est arctius vinculum inter homines quam jusjurandum – There is no stronger link among men than an oath.

Non est factum – It is not his deed

Non est informatus – He is not informed.

Non facias malum ut inde veniat bonum – You shall not do evil that good may come of it.

Non jus, sed seisina, facit stipitem – Not right, but seisin makes a stock (from which the inheritance must descend).

Non refert quid notum sit judici si notum non sit in forma judicii – It matters not what is known to the judge if it is not known judicially.

Non sequitur – An inconsistent statement, it does not follow

Nullus commodum capere potest ex sua injuria propria – No one can derive an advantage from his own wrong.

Nullus recedat e curia cancellaria sine remedio – No one should depart from a Court of Chancery without a remedy.


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