“Of law”, “Legitimate”
The word “De Jure” is of Latin origin, it means “of law”, “legitimate”. It describes the total adherence of the law. It also means that having a right or existence as stated by law. De Jure is commonly paired with De Facto which means “in fact” and the term is superfluous. De Jure complies all requirements imposed by law.
A Government is formed in a country by legitimate, constitutional and lawful means. This Government is also recognized by other countries. Here, the Government formed is the De Jure Government and it can exercise full power over the country.
1. Gokaraju Rangaraju etc. V. State of Andhra Pradesh 1981 AIR 1473
2. Dalbir Singh & Ors V. State of Punjab 1979 AIR 1384
“An allegation contrary to a deed is not admissible.”
It means if a man has entered into a deed with certain concrete facts, he shall not be permitted to deny any matter which he has so verified.
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.
Law does not compel the doing of impossibilities.
This legal maxim is of the latin origin meaning the law does not compel you to do anything vain or impossible. It is a very old maxim that was discussed by Justice Owen in Hughey v. JMS Development, meaning laws do not compel a man to do something he cannot possibly perform. Here, the word “lex” literally means a system of law, “non” means does not, “cogit” means to compel, “ad” means to, and “impossibilia” means impossible.