Favorabiliores rei potius quam actores habentur


Favorabiliores rei potius quam actores habentur
Defendants are favored rather than plaintiffs. Both parties are the objects of the law's equal protection, but to make the protection equal, a certain position is assigned to the defendant; he is so placed that he may not be overcome by surprise. Hunt v Rousmanier's Administrators (US) 8 Wheat 174, 195, 5 L Ed 589, 594.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • favorabiliores rei, potius quam actores, habentur — /feyvarabiliyoriyz riyay, powsh(iy)as kwsem oktoriyz, habentar/ The condition of the defendant must be favored, rather than that of the plaintiff …   Black's law dictionary

  • favorabiliores rei, potius quam actores, habentur — /feyvarabiliyoriyz riyay, powsh(iy)as kwsem oktoriyz, habentar/ The condition of the defendant must be favored, rather than that of the plaintiff …   Black's law dictionary

  • defendant — de·fen·dant /di fen dənt, ˌdant/ n: the party against whom a criminal or civil action is brought see also answer, codefendant compare accused, plaintiff …   Law dictionary

  • presumption — pre·sump·tion /pri zəmp shən/ n: an inference as to the existence of a fact not certainly known that the law requires to be drawn from the known or proven existence of some other fact conclusive presumption: a presumption that the law does not… …   Law dictionary


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