Nemo Cogi Potest Praecise Ad Factum, Sed In Id Tantum Quod Interest Law and Legal Definition

Nemo cogi potest praecise ad factum, sed in id tantum quod interest is a Latin maxim means “no one can be compelled to fulfill his obligation absolutely”. S/he can do so only in so far as the creditor in the obligation has an interest to compel performance. The meaning of this maxim is that contracts are not to be enforced judicially; and that what amounts practically to performance will be sufficient. While everyone is bound to fulfill his contract, fair fulfillment is sufficient.