cessante ratione legis, cessat et ipsa lex

Latin maxim

• “when the reason of the law ceases, the law itself ceases.” (Commendador v. De Villa, En Banc, G.R. No. 93177, August 2, 1991)

• “when the reason for a law ceases, the law itself ceases” OxfordReference.com

• related to ratio legis est anima: the reason of law is its soul.


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