maxim


maxim
I noun adage, aphorism, aphoristic expression, axiom, byword, canon, established principle, expression, gnomic saying, moralism, pithy saying, postulate, praeceptum, precept, principium, principle, proverb, proverbial saying, regula, rule, sage reflection, saw, saying, sententious saying, sententious utterance, statement of general truth, teaching, truth, wise saying II index article (precept), belief (something believed), catchword, code, constant, constitution, doctrine, dogma, expression (comment), holding (ruling of a court), law, ordinance, precedent, prescription (directive), principle (axiom), rule (legal dictate)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


maxim
n.
A short statement of a principle or rule of law, often used in deciding equity cases.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


maxim
n. A key principle of law that has been repeated so often it has become a commonplace expression.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


maxim
A broad statement of principle, the truth and reasonableness of which are self-evident. A rule of equity, the system of justice that complements the common law.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


maxim
A broad statement of principle, the truth and reasonableness of which are self-evident. A rule of equity, the system of justice that complements the common law.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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