Latin Legal Terms


Magis – this Latin term literally means more, to a greater extent, rather, for preference. In practice, the word relates to the legal maxim “interpretation fienda est ut res magis valeat quam pereat”, which means a construction is to be made that the subject may have an effect, rather than none and fail.

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