nemo debet lucupletari ex aliena jactura
nemo debet lucupletari ex aliena jactura‘no one may gain from the loss (sacrifice) of another,’ a maxim from the Digest in the CORPUS JURIS CIVILIS often encountered in the law of restitution of civilian systems. It forms the basis of the branch of the law of restitution in Scotland known as RECOMPENSE.
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