This article addresses the question of whether the American founders were waiting for evidence of their own subjective opinions to guide the future interpretation of the U.S. Constitution. The article examines a range of evidence that has been largely overlooked or misunderstood in previous studies, such as contemporary rules of legal interpretation, judicial use of legislative history, early public debates in America, and declarations by states ratifying conventions. Based on this evidence, the article concludes that the founders were “originalists with an original understanding.” This means that they assumed that the interpretation of the Constitution would be guided by the subjective understanding of the ratifiers, if that interpretation was consistent and recoverable, and otherwise by the original public sense of the Constitution. Over the centuries, lawyers have developed a variety of legal expressions and expressions that allow them to communicate with the precision that the profession requires. Some of these legal expressions are written in Latin. Many of them have refined or altered their meaning over centuries of legal interpretation. Others, such as those for everyday use, appear with a meaning in the law that is different from the everyday meaning. These expressions, however numerous, concise and sharp they may be, have rightly been called maxims. The purpose of this article is to examine the classical context of the term maxim as an aspect of legal language, and then to present some of the Latin maxims that focus on aspects of justice in law in an informative and easily understandable way.
The method here will first be to translate the maxims from Latin into English and then explain their meanings and uses in the field of modern law in Nigeria. Keywords: maxims, Latin, equality, law, Nigeria This study examines certain features of legal language that, while not specific and unique to law, nevertheless distinguish it from ordinary language. In other words, this article examines how the law uses language to communicate its specific objectives in certain circumstances. It deals with the use of language in legislation, jurisprudence, legal drafting and legal logic. Later, we will discuss the relevance or inadequacy of this particular wording with respect to the role of law in a society. A Dictionary of the Middle Ages entry (1987) 8.231-232 on Regulae iuris in Roman and Canon Law. Sorry, the preview is currently not available. You can download the document by clicking on the button above.