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MAXIMS - WHAT ARE MAXIMS?
An established principle or proposition.
A principle of law universally admitted, as being just and consonant. They are principles and authorities, and part of the general customs or common law of the land; and are of the same strength as acts of parliament. The following are some of the more important maxims.
A fortiori : Much more, with stronger reason.
A posteriori : (From the effect to the cause) Inductive reasoning; pertaining to the process of reasoning whereby principles or other propositions are derived from observations of facts.
A priori : From cause to effect; deductive reasoning; pertaining to the line of reasoning based on specific assumptions, rather than experience.
Ab initio : From the beginning or inception. From from the first act.
Actio Personalis Moritur Cum Persona : A personal right of action dies with the person
Actus Curiae Neminem Gravabit : An Act of the Court shall prejudice no man
Actus Non Facit Reum Nisi Mens Sit Rea : The intent and act must both concur to constitute the crime
Ad hoc : For this special purpose
Ad valorem : To the value or based on value.
Allegans Contraria Non Est Audiendus : One alleging contrary or contradictory things (whose statements contradict each other) ls not to be heard
Audi Alterem Partem : No man shall be condemned unheard. It is the principle that no person should be judged without a fair hearing in which each party is given the opportunity to respond to the evidence against them.
Abundans cautela non nocet : Abundant or extreme caution does no harm.
Actori incumbit onus probandi : The burden of proof lies on the plaintiff
Cuilibet in Arte Sua Perito Est Credendum : Any person skilied in his peculiar art or profession is to be believed
Caveat emptor : Let the buyer beware
Caveat venditor : Let the seller beware
Damnum sine injuria : Damage without injury, i.e., without infringement of any legal right.
De facto : In fact