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SUMMUM JUS Definition & Legal Meaning

Definition & Citations:

Eat Strict right; extreme right The extremity or rigor of the law. Summnm jns, summa injuria; summa lex, summa crux. Extreme law (rigor of law) Is’ the greatest Injury; strict law is great punishment. Hob. 125. That is, insistence upon the full measure of a man’s strict legal rights may work the greatest injury to others, unless equity can aid.


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