• Major continet in se minus – The greater contains the less.
  • Mala fide – In bad faith.
  • Mala grammatica non vitiat chartam – Bad grammar does not vitiate a deed.
  • Mala in se – Bad in themselves.
  • Mala prohibita – Crimes prohibited.
  • Malitia supplet aesatem – Malice supplies age.
  • Malo animo – With evil intent.
  • Mandamus – We command. A writ or order that is issued from a court of superior jurisdiction that commands an inferior tribunal/court to perform, or refrain from performing, a particular act, the performance of which is required by law as an obligation.
  • Mansuetae naturae – Harmless or tame by nature.
  • Maximus magister erroris populus est – The people are the greatest master of error.
  • Mens rea – Guilty state of mind.
  • Mesne profits – The rents and profits which a trespasser has received / made during his occupation of premises, which are lost to the actual owner.
  • Mentiri est contra mentem ire – To lie is to act against the mind.
  • Minatur innocentibus qui parcit nocentibus – He threatens the innocent who spares the guilty.
  • Misnomer – A wrong or inaccurate name or term.
  • M’ Naghten Rules – Rules which a judge applies in deciding if a person charged with a crime is insane.
  • Mors dicitur ultimum supplicium – Death is called the extreme penalty.
  • Modus Operandi – Method of working.
  • Modus Vivendi – Way of living.
  • Muilta exercitatione facilius quam regulis percipies – You will perceive many things more easily by experience than by rules.
  • Mutatis Mutandis – The necessary changes.

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