Fiat Justitia Ruat Caelum Law and Legal Definition
Fiat justitia ruat caelum is a Latin legal phrase which means “let justice be done though the heavens fall.” It signifies the belief that justice must be realized regardless of the consequences.
The Tennessee Supreme Court uses fiat justitia ruat caelum as its motto. It appears in the seal of the court and is inlaid into the floor of the lobby of the court's building.
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- Ad Officium Justiciariorum Spectat Unicuique Coram Eis Placitanti Justitiam Exhibere
- Boni Judicis Est Ampliare Justitiam
- Ex Justitia
- Fiat Ut Petitur
- Judge's Fiat
- Quod Partitio Fiat
- Tantum Habent De Lege, Quantum Habent De Justitia
- Tutius Semper Est Errare In Acquietando, Quam In Puniendo; Ex Parte Misericordiae Quam Ex Parte Justitiae