or Regulae iuris (Rules of Law)
Digestum vetus, Torino, Biblioteca Nazionale Universitaria E.I.1, c.4, fol. 1r
foundation or ground of art and a conclusion of reason, so sure and uncontrolled that they
ought not be questioned"
|"Maxims are but
attempted general statements of law and are law only to the extent of application in
Black's Law Dictionary