9 Legal Maxims for CLAT 2024 Aspirants: A Comprehensive Guide

Ab Initio

Beginning point. Actions punishable without proof of damage.

Actionable per se

Act punishable without proof of harm.

Actio personalis moritur cum persona

Personal right of action dies with the person.

Actori incumbit onus probandi

Burden of proof lies on the plaintiff.

Actus Reus Non Facit Reum Nisi Mens Sit Rea

Conviction needs proof of criminal act and intent.

Ad hoc

For a specific case or purpose.


At another place or elsewhere.

Amicus Curiae

Court-appointed friend or Bar member to assist.

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