cessante ratione legis cessat ipsa lex

when the reason for the law ceases, the law itself ceases

Notes

A rule of law becomes ineffective when the reason for its application has ceased to exist or does not correspond to the reality anymore. By Gratian.

Words

  • legisagreement, covenant, law, statute
  • ipsaherself, himself, itself
  • lexagreement, covenant, law, statute