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SALUS Definition & Legal Meaning

Definition & Citations:

Lat. Health ; prosperity; safety. Salus populi suprema lex. The welfare of the people is the supreme law. Bac. Max. reg. 12; Broom, Max. 1-10; Montesq. Esprit des Lois, lib. 26, c. 23; 13 Coke, 139. Salus reipublicae suprema lex. The welfare of the state is the supreme law. Inhabitants of Springfield v. Connecticut River It Co., 4 Cush. (Mass.) 71; Cochituate Bank v. Colt 1 Gray (Mass.) 386; Broom, Max. 366. Salus nbi multi consiliarii. 4 Inst. 1. Where there are many counselors, there ia safety.


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