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Lex  n.  (pl. leges)  Law; as, lex talionis, the law of retaliation; lex terrae, the law of the land; lex fori, the law of the forum or court; lex loci, the law of the place; lex mercatoria, the law or custom of merchants.

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"Lex" Quotes from Famous Books

... Of such a mind? In youth he sought for rules Wherewith to trail and capture truths. He found it In James McCosh's Logic, it was this: Lex Exclusi Tertii aut Medii, Law of Excluded Middle speaking plain: A thing is true, or not true, never a third Hypothesis, so God is or is not. That's very good to start with, how to end And how to know which of the two is false— He hunted out the false, as mother ...
— Toward the Gulf • Edgar Lee Masters

... the slightest descent from virginity were one-tenth as swift and barbarous as the consequences to a young girl in like case, it would take a division of infantry to dredge up a single male flouter of that lex talionis in the whole western world. As things stand today, even with the odds so greatly in his favour, the average male hesitates and is thus not lost. Turn to the statistics of the vice crusaders if you doubt it. They show that the weekly receipts ...
— In Defense of Women • H. L. Mencken

... cordis permi [sit] vobis Non nossem peccatum nisi per legem. Discite Justitiam monit; Vbj testamentum ibi necesse est mors intercedat testatoris Scimus quia lex bona est si quis ea vtatur legitime Ve vobis Jurisperitj Nee me verbosas leges ediscere nee me Ingrato voces prostituisse foro. fixit leges pretio atque refixit Nec ferrea Jura Insanumque forum et populi tabularia vidit Miscueruntque ...
— Bacon is Shake-Speare • Sir Edwin Durning-Lawrence

... feature of the Lex Aquilia is ... that it granted an action in damages for the unlawful killing of ... the slave of another man." Inst., ...
— The Journal of Negro History, Volume 5, 1920 • Various

... would take vengeance for it. So far from demanding of Antony any of the money that he had previously plundered, he actually paid court to him although he was insulted and wronged by him. Among the other injuries that Antony did him by both word and deed was his action when the lex curiata was proposed, according to which the transfer of Octavius into Caesar's family was to take place: Antony himself, of course, was active to have it passed, but through some tribunes he secured its postponement in order that ...
— Dio's Rome, Vol. III • Cassius Dio

... the early Vigilance Committee which had ridden San Francisco of the "Sydney thieves;" some who had also, in 1849, suppressed the "Hounds;" and they were prepared again to meet violence and lawlessness with the stronger arm of organized force and the quick, sharp vengeance of the lex talionis. ...
— The Vigilance Committee of '56 • James O'Meara

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