Decet tamen principem, servare leges, quibus ipse solutus est

Decet tamen principem, servare leges, quibus ipse solutus est
Yet it becomes a prince to protect those laws from which he himself is exempt. This was a rule of the Roman law which "is at once laying down the principle of despotic power, and at the same time acknowledging its absurdity." See 1 Bl Comm 239.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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