Nemo Contra Factum Suum Venire Potest

Nemo Contra Factum Suum Venire Potest

Literal Meaning

No man can contradict his own deed.


This is an old maxim which is been used in modern times. This maxim is interpreted by many jurists in many cases.


Nemo Contra Factum Suum Venire Potest is a Latin maxim which means ‘no one can go against his own act’. When an act has once been performed, which is binding on the actor, s/he cannot at will depart from that act or do anything contrary to it. Thus if one has submitted a question to arbitration s/he cannot resile there from. S/he cannot validly do anything to prevent the submission proceedings. 


An agent who enters into a contract on behalf of his principal cannot subsequently depart from his contract on the ground that he had no authority from the principal to enter into it. That might be good defenses in the mouth of the principal, but would not be available to the agent.

Edited by Vigneshwar Ramasubramania

Approved & Published – Sakshi Raje

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