Jurisdictio Omnis

Caveat Emptor is an ancient Latin maxim relevant in common law that means ‘let the buyer beware’. It is used in theresolution of disputes arising on the question of goods, services and property. In contract law, it cautions the buyer and...

The Latin maxim ex post facto literally translates to ‘arising from past facts’ or ‘out of the aftermath’. In the legal scenario, the ex post facto law can retroactively change the...

Ignorantia Facti Excusat, is a Latin Maxim which means “Ignorance of fact can be excused”. This maxim is the principle behind the concept of fact which is considered a valid and...

Nova Constitutio Futuris Formam Imponere Debet, Non Praeteritis means a new law has to be prospective and not retrospective in its operation. Hence, a new statute of law has to affect...

Actio Personalis Moritur cum persona– it means that “a personal action dies with the person”. The principle denotes that the individual cause of action ends with the death of the petitioner...

The Latin maxim contemporanea expositio est optima et fortissima in lege bears the literal meaning ‘the best way to construct a document is to read it as it would be read...

Ejusdem Generis is a Latin maxim, literally translates to ‘of the same kind’ and in the legal context implies a case where ‘general words follow specific words in a statutory enumeration,...

Actus Reus is a Latin phrase for a guilty act which refers to the action you need to do to commit an offense. According to Kenny, ‘Actus Reus is such a...

Nullus commodum capere potest de injuria sua propria is a Latin maxim, fairly translating to mean that no one can make gains from their own wrongs. Its relevance is primarily foundin...

Meaning:- An act does not make anyone guilty unless there is a criminal intent or a guilty mind. In simple words, for any act to be illegal in nature, it must...