“It is the duty of a good judge to enlarge his jurisdiction.”
A good judge is one who enlarges his remedial authority. It is the duty of a judge to extend his jurisdiction.
This maxim suggests that a judge has the power to amplify and further develop his jurisdiction and it is his duty as a judicial authority to provide remedial justice to the parties, by means of expanding scope if required.
As interpreted by Lord Abinger in Russel V. Smyth, 9 M. & W.,818 “the maxim of the English law is to, amplify its remedies, and without usurping jurisdiction, apply its rules to the advancement of substantial justice.
BRIJ MOHAN LAL V. UOI (2012) 6 SCC 502
“The court is duty bound to amplify and extendthe arm of justice in accordance with the principle of Boni judicis estampliare jurisdictionem.”
Law will help only those who are vigilant.
The legal maxim is of latin origin meaning law helps those who are vigilant with their rights and not the one who sleeps. It means that those who are careless with their rights cannot be assisted by law. For one to claim to take advantage of his/her right they need to be watchful of those rights too. One person who decides to maintain his/her silence during the statutory period, after the statutory period they cannot claim enforcement of the rights.
Not by violence, stealth or entreaty
Nec, Vi, Nec Clam, Nec Precario is a Latin legal maxim which means that, “not by violence, stealth or entreaty”. In other words it means that, ‘not by force, nor stealth, nor the license of the owner’. It is often referred in the context of adverse possession and other land law issues.
“In deed”, “In fact” or “Actually”.
The literal meaning of “De Facto” is “in deed”, “in fact” or “Actually”. The word “De Facto” is of Latin origin, actually referring to something which does exist in fact, whether it may be recognized by lawful authority or not.