LEGAL MAXIMS Starting with ‘E’

  • Ei incumbit probatio qui – The onus of proving a fact rests upon the man.
  • Ei incumbit probatio qui dicit, non qui negat – The burden of the proof lies upon him who affirms, not he who denies.
  • Ejusdem generis – Of the same kind or nature. Where there are general words following particular and specific words, the general words must be confined to things of the same kind as those specified.
  • Error, qui non resistitur approbatur – An error not resisted is approved.
  • Estoppel – Prevented from denying.
  • Et cetera – Other things of that type.
  • Ex cathedra – With official authority.
  • Ex concessis – In view of what has already been accepted/
  • Ex dolo malo actio non oritur – A right of action cannot arise out of fraud.
  • Ex facie – On the fact of it.
  • Ex gratia – Out of kindness, voluntary.
  • Ex nihilo nil fit – From nothing nothing comes.
  • Ex nudo pacto actio non oritur – No action arises on a contract without a consideration.
  • Ex parte – Proceeding brought by one person in the absence of another.
  • Ex post facto – By reason of a subsequent act.
  • Ex turpi causa non oritur actio – No action arises from an illegal or an immoral contract.
  • Exceptio probat regulam – An exception proves the rule.
  • Executio est finis et fructus legis – An execution is the end and the fruit of the law.
  • Executio legis non habet injuriam – Execution of the law does no injury.
  • Ex officio – Because of an office held.
  • Expressio unius est exclusion alterius – The mention that one thing is included implies that another thing is expressly excluded.

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