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Latin. The rigor or height of law, is the height of wrong. A strict interpretation of the law frequently produces the greatest injustice. Extreme right is extreme injury; a maxim appealed to when it is contended that the complete enforcement of a right cannot be granted to one party without inflicting upon the other some wrong from which the law is bound to protect him; an equitable restraint on the strict fulfillment of a legal obligation.


Apices juris non sunt jus; i. e. The extremity of justice is injustice; or Right too rigid hardens into wrong.

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