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.
The court cannot possibly ask a man to get the moon for his wife because he promised it. This act is impossible and hence, “Lex non cogit ad impossibilia”.
State of Rajasthan v.Shamsher Singh (1985 AIR 1082)
The court discussed the maxim “lex non cogit adimpossibilia” or the doctrine of impossibility and held that however mandatory the provision may be, where it is impossible of compliance that would be a sufficient excuse for non-compliance, particularly when it is a question of the time factor.
"Of the same kind."
The rule is used to interpret where a law lists specific classes, and then refers it to general application which pertains to the same kind of persons or things.
An Execution is the end and fruit of the law.
- Here, the term “execution” is used as a accomplishment or judgment or any order passed by any court. Basically the final judgment passed by the court. The execution is either on the side of the plaintiff or defendant. -The execution is held in order to derive the fruit of the final execution to either party. It is a one kind of benefit or relief received by either party from the court for wrongful act done by the respective party.
“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.