Generalia Sunt Praeponenda Singularibus Law and Legal Definition

Generalia Sunt Praeponenda Singularibus is a legal maxim that means general things are to be put before particular things. Normally, general things precede and particular things follow the general matter. When there is a general rule, any particular rule that is based on the general rule can apply only when the general rule permits. There will be exceptional situations when a particular thing is to be followed. The exceptional circumstances will be described along with the general matter.