Jus respicit aequitatem

Literal Translation

Law has regard for equity.


The legal maxim is of latin origin meaning law considers equity. This maxim preaches that, in applying law, a tribunal should consider and incorporate principles of equity.


The Hindu Succession Act Amendment (HSSA) of 2005 equalized Hindu women’s rights to ancestral property following the maxim ¨jus respicit aequitatem¨.

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