The Everyday Dictionary of Law
The Everyday Dictionary of Law provides legal vocabulary currently in use in common law jurisdictions such as most notably, in the United States. The dictionary is compiled specifically for commercial and intellectual property law practitioners, which provides simple definitions and meanings in American English, for legal terms (including Latin terms) used in formal correspondence, court proceedings, and motion practice as well as common language words that are frequently used in the same. It is a simple reference guide for attorneys, paralegals as well as casual readers who need to check the meaning of a particular legal term in due course of their work.
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Cessante ratione legis cessat ipsa lex
/ˈsezæntɪ ˈræʃən ˈlɛdʒɪs sɛˈseɪt ɪpsɑ lɛks/ /ˈsesəænti ˈreɪʃən ˈlɛdʒɪs ˈsesət ɪpsə lɛks/
Latin for "when the reason for a law ceases, so does the law itself". Herbert Broom′s text of 1858 on legal maxims lists the phrase under the heading ″Rules of logic″, stating: Reason is the soul of the law, and when the reason of any particular law ceases, so does the law itself.