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Rex non potest peccare

English translation: The King can do no wrong

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Latin term or phrase:Rex non potest peccare
English translation:The King can do no wrong
Entered by: Umit Altug
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18:30 Oct 27, 2001
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Latin term or phrase: Rex non potest peccare
Rex non potest peccare. I read this in an article on politics.
R. Danielsen
The King can do no wrong
Explanation:
It is considered as the idea at the origin of sovereign and governmental immunity. Mostly a medieval English concept. In a general sense, it means the King (or Crown) can never be claimed to have something legally wrong.
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Umit Altug
Local time: 03:36
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The King can do no wrong


Explanation:
It is considered as the idea at the origin of sovereign and governmental immunity. Mostly a medieval English concept. In a general sense, it means the King (or Crown) can never be claimed to have something legally wrong.


    Reference: http://www.davidthomas.com.au/miscmaxims.htm
    Experience (not as a king of course -) , as a former academician)
Umit Altug
Local time: 03:36
Native speaker of: Turkish
PRO pts in pair: 8

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