Against the morals or customs
This legal maxim is of latin origin meaning against morals, or customs, or good way of life. All contracts are considered illegal if they are contra bonos mores. These can be reduced to several classes: (1}Incentive to crime, which is a claim that cannot be sustained, therefore, on a bond for compounding a crime or for procuring a pardon. (2}Indecent consideration, or mischievous consideration, is an obligation or engagement which is either prejudicial to the feelings of a third party, or offensive to decency or morality, is void.
A contract to murder A is contra bonos mores.
Associate Builders v.Delhi Development Authority (2014)
In this court the court held that, a contract contra bonos mores is illegal. The law in this connection gives no extended meaning to morality.
The legal maxim is of latin origin which means “the reason” or “motivation” behind the decision ruled out by the judge. It refers strictly to the facts of the case, things which cannot be debated. Unlike Obiter Dicta, these statements are actually binding on the case to its facts. All the principles relied on by the court are a part of ratio decidendi in order to prove the reasoning behind coming to the decision in the case. It comprises all the legal points made by the parties in the case.
“Abundant caution does no harm.”
This principle is generally applied for instruments in which superfluous words have been inserted to express the intention more clearly.
The maxim denotes the meaning “proof overcomes presumption”.
The maxim denotes the meaning “proof overcomes presumption”. This maxim gives the effect of placing upon the opposing party the burden of establishing the nonexistence of the presumed fact, once the party invoking the presumption establishes the underlying facts giving rise to it.