Magna Carta - Criminal and Civil Justice Act 1297

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
Citation1297 c. 29
MAGNA CHARTA.The GREAT CHARTER,Made in the Ninth Year of King Henry the Third, and confirmed by King Edward the First in the Five and twentieth Year of His Reign . None shall be condemned without Trial. Justice shall not be sold or deferred.

(25 Edw. 1) C A P. XXIX.

'NO Freeman shall be taken, or imprisoned, or be disseised of his Freehold, or Liberties, or free Customs, or be outlawed, or exiled, or any otherwise

destroyed;nor will we not pass upon him, nor condemn him*, but by lawful Judgmentof his Peers, or by the Law of the Land. (2) We will sell to no man, we will not deny or defer to any man either Justice or Right.'

Note : this act is listed in the Chronological Table of Statutes as theCriminal and Civil Justice Act, 1297

, Ibimus Mittemus Coke's Coram Rege, ( nec super eum ibimus, Nec super eum mittemus, *The Words above, marked in Italicks, do by no means express the Sense of the Original. The two Verbsandevidently stand in Contradistinction to each other, and are indeed much easier expounded than translated; therefore, we cannot do better than recur to LordExposition, which is as follows:—'No Man shall be condemned at the King's Suit, either before the King in his Bench, where the Pleas areand so are the Wordsto be understood) nor before any other Commissioner or Judge whatever (and so are the Wordsto be understood .')

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