• Laissez-faire – Political theory where a government does nothing to control the market. The policy of leaving things to take their own course, without interfering.
  • Leges posteriores priores contrarias abrogant – Subsequent laws repeal prior conflicting ones.
  • Legibus sumptis desinentibus legibus naturae utendum est – When laws imposed by the State fail, we must use the laws of nature.
  • Lex aliquando sequitur aequitatem – The law sometimes follows equity.
  • Lex citius tolerare vult privatum damnum quam publicum malum – The law would rather tolerate a private injury than a public evil.
  • Lex dabit remedium – The law will give a remedy.
  • Lex dilationes abhorret – The law abhors delays.
  • Lex est judicum tutissimus ductor – The law is the safest guide for judges.
  • Lex fori – Law of the place where the cases been heard.
  • Lex loci actus – Law of the place where the act took place.
  • Lex Mercatoria – The law merchant. It is a body of legal principles founded on the customs of merchants in their dealings with each other, and though at first distinct from the common law, afterwards became incorporated into it.
  • Lex necessitatis est lex temporis i.e. instantis – The law of necessity is the law of time, that is time present.
  • Lex nil frustra facit – The law does nothing in vain.
  • Lex non a rege est violanda – The law must not be violated even by the King.
  • Lex non deficere potest in justitia exhibenda – The law cannot fail in dispensing justice.
  • Lex non favet delicatorum votis – The law does not favor the wishes of the dainty.
  • Lex non novit patrem, nec matrem; solam veritatem – The law does not know neither father nor mother, only the truth.
  • Lex non oritur ex injuria – The law does not arise from a mere injury.
  • Lex non requirit verificari quod apparet curiae – The law does not require that to be proved which is apparent to the Court.
  • Lex prospicit not respicit – The law looks forwared, not backward.
  • Lex punit mendaciam – The law punishes falsehood.
  • Lex rejicit superflua, pugnatia, incongrua – The law rejects superfluous, contradictory and incongruous things.
  • Lex spectat naturae ordinem – The law regards the order of nature.
  • Lex succurrit ignoranti – The law succors the ignorant.
  • Lex tutissima cassis, sub clypeo legis nemo decipitur – Law is the safest helmet; under the shield of the law no one is deceived.
  • Lex uno ore omnes alloquitur – The law speaks to all through one mouth.
  • Locus Standi – The right or capacity to bring an action or to appear in a court.
  • Longa possessio est pacis jus – Long possession is the law of peace.

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