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INIQUITY Definition & Legal Meaning

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In Scotch practice. A technical expression applied to the decision of an inferior judge who has decided contrary to law; he is said to have committed iniquity. Ben. Iniqnnm est alios permittere, alios in- hibere mercaturam. It is inequitable to permit some to trade and to prohibit others. 3 Inst. 181. Iniqnnm est aliquem rei sni esse ju- dicem. It is wrong for a man to be a judge in his own cause. Branch, Princ.; 12 Coke, 113. Iniqnnm est ingennis hominibus non esse liberam rerum snarum alienation- em. It is unjust that freemen should not have the free disposal of their own property. Co. Litt. 223a; 4 Kent, Comm. 131; Hob. 87.


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