• Section 3509.
    The maxims of jurisprudence hereinafter set forth are intended not to qualify any of the foregoing provisions of this code, but to aid in their...
  • Section 3510.
    When the reason of a rule ceases, so should the rule itself.(Enacted 1872.)
  • Section 3511.
    Where the reason is the same, the rule should be the same.(Enacted 1872.)
  • Section 3512.
    One must not change his purpose to the injury of another.(Enacted 1872.)
  • Section 3513.
    Any one may waive the advantage of a law intended solely for his benefit. But a law established for a public reason cannot be contravened...
  • Section 3514.
    One must so use his own rights as not to infringe upon the rights of another.(Enacted 1872.)
  • Section 3515.
    He who consents to an act is not wronged by it.(Enacted 1872.)
  • Section 3516.
    Acquiescence in error takes away the right of objecting to it.(Enacted 1872.)
  • Section 3517.
    No one can take advantage of his own wrong.(Enacted 1872.)
  • Section 3518.
    He who has fraudulently dispossessed himself of a thing may be treated as if he still had possession.(Enacted 1872.)
  • Section 3519.
    He who can and does not forbid that which is done on his behalf, is deemed to have bidden it.(Enacted 1872.)
  • Section 3520.
    No one should suffer by the act of another.(Enacted 1872.)
  • Section 3521.
    He who takes the benefit must bear the burden.(Enacted 1872.)
  • Section 3522.
    One who grants a thing is presumed to grant also whatever is essential to its use.(Enacted 1872.)
  • Section 3523.
    For every wrong there is a remedy.(Enacted 1872.)
  • Section 3524.
    Between those who are equally in the right, or equally in the wrong, the law does not interpose.(Enacted 1872.)
  • Section 3525.
    Between rights otherwise equal, the earliest is preferred.(Enacted 1872.)
  • Section 3526.
    No man is responsible for that which no man can control.(Enacted 1872.)
  • Section 3527.
    The law helps the vigilant, before those who sleep on their rights.(Enacted 1872.)
  • Section 3528.
    The law respects form less than substance.(Enacted 1872.)
  • Section 3529.
    That which ought to have been done is to be regarded as done, in favor of him to whom, and against him from whom, performance...
  • Section 3530.
    That which does not appear to exist is to be regarded as if it did not exist.(Enacted 1872.)
  • Section 3531.
    The law never requires impossibilities.(Enacted 1872.)
  • Section 3532.
    The law neither does nor requires idle acts.(Enacted 1872.)
  • Section 3533.
    The law disregards trifles.(Enacted 1872.)
  • Section 3534.
    Particular expressions qualify those which are general.(Enacted 1872.)
  • Section 3535.
    Contemporaneous exposition is in general the best.(Enacted 1872.)
  • Section 3536.
    The greater contains the less.(Enacted 1872.)
  • Section 3537.
    Superfluity does not vitiate.(Enacted 1872.)
  • Section 3538.
    That is certain which can be made certain.(Enacted 1872.)
  • Section 3539.
    Time does not confirm a void act.(Enacted 1872.)
  • Section 3540.
    The incident follows the principal, and not the principal the incident.(Enacted 1872.)
  • Section 3541.
    An interpretation which gives effect is preferred to one which makes void.(Enacted 1872.)
  • Section 3542.
    Interpretation must be reasonable.(Enacted 1872.)
  • Section 3543.
    Where one of two innocent persons must suffer by the act of a third, he, by whose negligence it happened, must be the sufferer.(Enacted 1872.)
  • Section 3545.
    Private transactions are fair and regular.(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 299.)
  • Section 3546.
    Things happen according to the ordinary course of nature and the ordinary habits of life.(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 299.)
  • Section 3547.
    A thing continues to exist as long as is usual with things of that nature.(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 299.)
  • Section 3548.
    The law has been obeyed.(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 299.)

Last modified: October 22, 2018