Quod necessitas cogit, defendit

Quod necessitas cogit, defendit

Literal Meaning

What necessity forces it justifies.


According to the maxim ‘Quod necessitas cogit, defendit’ whatever action has some force of necessity there is always as justification behind it.


‘A’ was walking on the street; suddenly a dog ran behind him. ‘A’ out of necessity entered someone’s house without his/her permission. However, as there was necessity there was a justification.

Edited by Vigneshwar Ramasubramania

Approved & Published – Sakshi Raje


Vishwa Patel
I am 2 nd Year B.A LL.B (Hons.) student at Gujarat National Law University. I like to explore and write on topics of Cyber Laws, Intellectual Property Laws and Competition Laws. Further, to enhance my knowledge of Law I like to participate in moot court competitions. You can reach me at: vishwapatel683@gmail.com