Corpus humanum non recipit aestimationem – Legal Maxim

Literal Meaning

A human body is not susceptible of appraisement.


Corpus humanum non recipit aestimationem is a latin legal term meaning that the human body that is Corpus is above all the price. In other words the maxim is trying to put forth that a living body of a human is not likely to be appraised.




In an exchange of goods and services a human body cannot be estimated value of its value and appraised and offered as an exchange in return of goods or service.

Edited by Vigneshwar Ramasubramania

Approved & Published – Sakshi Raje

Amol Verma
I am Amol Verma from Chanakya National Law University, Patna pursuing B.B.A, LL.B (Hons.). Being a first-generation lawyer, the motivation to study law came from its dynamic nature and how it keeps on changing to cater to the needs of society. My areas of interest include the Law of Contracts, Criminal Law, Corporate Law, and IPR. I love to take part in moot court activities, parliamentary debates, and seminars. I am a member of the Academic and Debating Committee of CNLU and CNLU’s Legal Aid Cell. I like to read, research and write on legal issues as it helps me in understanding the practical functioning of law as well as keeps me updated on the recent legal developments.