Great Throughts Treasury

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Law Maxim NULL


"A good judge decides fairly, preferring equity to strict law."

"All men are equal before the natural law."

"An equal has no power over an equal."

"Ancient custom is always held of regarded as law."

"Custom is held to be as a law."

"Custom is the best interpreter of laws."

"False in one thing, false in everything."

"In all things, but particularly in the law, there is equity."

"No man should be judge in his own case."

"The custom of the manor and the place must be observed."