Res est misera ubi jus est vagum et incertum

Res est misera ubi jus est vagum et incertum
It is a sorry affair when the law is vague and uncertain.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • law — / lȯ/ n [Old English lagu, of Scandinavian origin] 1: a rule of conduct or action prescribed or formally recognized as binding or enforced by a controlling authority: as a: a command or provision enacted by a legislature see also statute 1 b:… …   Law dictionary

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  • mutable — I adjective alterable, capricious, changeable, changeful, commutable, fickle, fluctuating, inconstans, inconstant, irresolute, mutabilis, protean, subject to change, transient, uncertain, undecided, unreliable, unsettled, unstable, unsteadfast,… …   Law dictionary

  • vague — / vāg/ adj: characterized by such a lack of precision that a person of ordinary intelligence would have to guess if particular conduct is being proscribed: characterized by a failure to describe forbidden conduct in terms sufficient to provide… …   Law dictionary

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