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lex dubia non obligat

A Latin phrase that frees one from a contract or other legal obligation that is not morally sound. In English, the phrase means "a dubious law is not binding." As your lawyer, I think we should absolutely take them to court—the terms of this contract are unethical. Lex dubia non obligat!
See also: lex, non


n. a Lexus automobile. This dude’s Lex ain’t no ghetto sled.
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In chapter 2 he seeks the place of origin and date of the Leges Edwardi, and finds them in the diocese of Lincoln in Stephen's reign.
While only 17 percent of black college students attend historically black col- leges and universities, these schools award 44 percent of the nation's science degrees to black undergraduates.
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It might be if one could trust the current brand of politics (voucher-lovers) and all future leges to properly use the funds for public education.
35] The parallel between the legal profession and the military one, denoted by armae et litterae or armae et leges (arms and laws) was a common theme in Roman culture, and could be found in republican authors like Cicero as well as in the law codes of the later Empire.
Candidates applying for sponsorship will be required to clear the placement test conducted by respective colA[degrees] leges.
With respect to literary style, it should be noted that the rhythmic hexameter "spelled out" in the first person on the scroll held by Iustitia gives way in her sister's message to a short piece of solemn Latin prose of a distinctly archaic flavor that is - owing to the reiterative use of the imperativus futuri - unmistakably reminiscent of Roman legal documents in the style of the Leges duodecim tabularum.
12) Newton's own statement in the Principia mathematica of the law, which he lists as one of the axioms or leges motus, is: "Corpus omne perseverare in statu quo quiescendi vel movendi uniformiter in directum, nisi quatenus a viribus impressis cogitur statum ilium mutare.
As excited as we are about the start of the 84th session, we're equally pumped to roll out our brand new 84th Lege page - a one-stop shop for all of your Texas legislative needs that reflects our commitment to bringing you the state's most comprehensive and convenient coverage.