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SELECTION

OF

LEGAL MAXIM S.

Maxims are the condensed Good Sense of Nations.-Sir J. MACKINTOSH. Juris Præcepta sunt hæc; honeste vivere, alterum non lædere suum cuique

tribuere.-I. 1. 1. 3.

SELECTION

OF

LEGAL MAXIMS,

Classified and Illustrated.

BY HERBERT BROOM, LL.D.

THE SIXTH EDITION

BY

HERBERT F. MANISTY, LL.B.,

BARRISTER-AT-LAW;

AND

CHARLES CAGNEY, B.A.,

BARRISTER-AT-LAW.

LONDON:

W. MAXWELL & SON, 8, BELL YARD, TEMPLE BAR.

Law Booksellers and Publishers.
MEREDITH, RAY, & LITTLER, MANCHESTER;
HODGES, FIGGIS, & CO., AND E. PONSONBY, DUBLIN ;
CHARLES F. MAXWELL, MELBOURNE AND SYDNEY.

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PREFACE TO THE SIXTH EDITION.

The reader will find the Maxims, except in one instance, arranged in the same order as heretofore, and the system adopted by the late Dr. Broom in the preparation of the earlier editions of the Work has been followed. The Index alone has been re-arranged; each principal Maxim is inserted in the Index (as well as in the “List of Maxims" at the beginning of the Book), with references to the various heads of Law treated under it.

A large number of the earlier decisions collected by the late Dr. Broom have been retained in the notes. It may be thought that a considerable portion of these decisions might have been expunged as being obsolete. The reason for their retention is a twofold one; first, many

of the old cases are elaborate treatises on the law they deal with, and are worthy of careful perusal by the student; secondly, they were collected, not from digests, but, after a laborious search, from the Reports themselves. To strike them out would compel a reference to the earlier editions, in which alone many of

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