Lex est dictamen rationis


Lex est dictamen rationis
Law is the dictate of reason.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • lex est dictamen rationis — /leks est diktaman reyshiyownas/ Law is the dictate of reason. The common law will judge according to the law of nature and the public good …   Black's law dictionary

  • lex est dictamen rationis — /leks est diktaman reyshiyownas/ Law is the dictate of reason. The common law will judge according to the law of nature and the public good …   Black's law dictionary

  • law — / lȯ/ n [Old English lagu, of Scandinavian origin] 1: a rule of conduct or action prescribed or formally recognized as binding or enforced by a controlling authority: as a: a command or provision enacted by a legislature see also statute 1 b:… …   Law dictionary

  • reason — rea·son n 1: an underlying ground, justification, purpose, motive, or inducement required to provide reason s for the termination in writing 2 a: the faculty of comprehending, inferring, or distinguishing esp. in a fair and orderly way b: the… …   Law dictionary

  • justice — jus·tice / jəs təs/ n [Old French, from Latin justitia, from justus just] 1 a: the quality of being just, impartial, or fair it is not the province of the court to decide upon the justice or injustice...of these laws Scott v. Sanford, 60 U.S. 393 …   Law dictionary


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