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Da mihi factum dabo tibi jus.

Daj mi injenice, dat u ti pravo

Caveat Emptor
Nemo Debet Locupletari Ex Aliena Jactura
Latin: no one should be enriched by another's loss.

Nemo Judex In Parte Sua

Latin: no person can judge a case in which he or she is party or in which he
/she has an interest.
Qui Jure Suo Utitur Neminem Facit Injuriam
Latin: he who exercises his legal rights harms no one.

Qui Non Obstat Quod Obstare Potest, Facere Videtur

Latin: an individual who does not prevent something which he/she could of pr
evented, is taken to have done that thing.
Verba Fortius Accipiuntur Contra Proferentem
Latin: a contract is interpreted against the person who wrote it.
Vigilantibus Et Non Dormientibus Jura Subveniunt
Latin: the law assists those that are vigilant with their rights, and not th
ose that sleep thereupon.
That which one man receives without working for, another must work for without r
Bona fide-In good faith. Implies an amount of trust that parties will act withou
t hidden motives. Opposite-Mala fides-in bad faith.
Consensus ad idem-an agreement on an idea. Parties to the contract must all be i
n agreement on the basis of the contract. If any party thinks differently then c
onsensus has not been reached and the contract is void. See the page in this gui
de on general contract terms.
dubia in meliorem partem interpretari debent
Doubtful things should be interp
reted in the best way Often spoken as "to give the benefit of the doubt."
ex injuria jus non oritur
Law does not arise from injustice
ple in international law that unjust acts cannot create laws.

A princi

ignorantia juris non excusat

Ignorance of the law does not excuse
A princi
ple that states that not having knowledge of a law is not an excuse for breaking

pacta sunt servanda

of law

agreements must be kept

A fundamental principle

salus populi suprema lex esto The good of the people shall be the supreme law
Used variously as a motto, a reminder, or a notion of how the law and government
s in general should be.
Aut inveniam viam aut faciam.
Alternate phrasing: Aut viam inveniam aut faciam
Translation: I'll either find a way or make one.

Citius venit malum quam revertitur.

English equivalent: Misfortune comes on horseback and goes away on foot.
Strauss, Emanuel (1994). Dictionary of European proverbs (Volume 2 ed.).
Routledge. p. 65. ISBN 0415096243.
Cito maturum cito putridum.
English equivalent: Early ripe, early rotten.
Strauss, Emanuel (1994). Dictionary of European proverbs (Volume 2 ed.).
Routledge. p. 758. ISBN 0415096243.

Condicio sine qua non A condition without which it could not be

pensable and essential action, condition, or ingredient.

An indis