Rule of proof – every Procedural Code, applicable in Courts has their own rule to dictate which evidence are admissible to be presented to the court, on civil and criminal lawsuits. This regulation, determining the sphere of valid evidences used…

Rule of necessity – this is a very rare legal rule, entitling a judge who has a conflict of interests (i.e. a personal benefit) in the outcome of a lawsuit, to hear it anyway. In the modern court trials it…

Rule of Lenity – this legal term finds application in the Criminal Law in some jurisdictions. There it refers to a legal principle that in case of unclear penal provision, it should be interpreted in favor of the convicted (in…

Rule of justice – this term refers to a fundamental legal principle that describes the frontiers of pursuit of personal benefits. Namely it states that these cannot affect the public benefits neither the social order. The rules of justice defend…

Rule of decision – this term refers to the statutory provision that has been obeyed and used as legal base for taking decision on particular lawsuit. It represents the legislator motive of the judge to proclaim a decision which follows…

Rule of consistency – The rule of consistency in the Criminal Law refers to the concept that when all criminals are convicted and a criminal trial is running, the absolution of all excluding one of them requires the conviction of…

Rule of consent – this term refers to the nature of consent among people that is needed for undertaking legal actions on their behalf as a group. In other words, without the consent of all, there can not be any…

Rule of capture – this is legal term within some Common Law systems. In practice it is applicable in the Real Estate Law. There it refers to a legal principle that the first person to discover and establish possession over…

Rule of Law – this legal term has two different meanings: 1) It refers to provision which implements the Law and is obligatory for its addressees. The rule is made according to the Law, or applies to higher legal provision,…

Rule against perpetuities – this legal term refers to a Common Law rule that terminated all interests in a property if twenty-one years have expired. In other words this rule prevents suspending the transfer of property for more then 21…