Rex Est Major Singulis, Minor Universis

Rex Est Major Singulis, Minor Universis

Literal Meaning

The King is greater than individuals, less than all the people.


The maxim ‘Rex Est Major Singulis, Minor Universis’ provides that the king is always greater then individuals (i.e. Individual citizens). However, the people collectively are greater than king, and hence, it is important for the king to focus on increasing the welfare of the citizens.

Indian Law Position:

The preamble to the Indian Constitution states that India is a Sovereign Socialist Secular Democratic Republic. [1]

Edited by Vigneshwar Ramasubramania

Approved & Published – Sakshi Raje


[1] Constitution of India 1950, Preamble.

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