Equity court in and for equity jurisdiction:
For the court is in and for the judicial-district of tens:
For the court rules are in and for the maxims of equity.
Rule No.1: No man is to be admitted to incapacitate himself.
Rule No. 2: A man cannot be a judge and a party in his own cause.
Rule No.3: No man is considered a competent defender of another’s property without security.
Rule No. 4: No one can sue in the name of another.
Rule No. 5: No one can properly understand any part of a thing till he has read through the whole again and
Rule No.6: No one alleging his own turpitude is to be heard as a witness. This is not a rule of evidence, but
applies to a party seeking to enforce a right founded on an illegal consideration.
Rule No. 7: No man is punished twice for the same offence. No man shall be placed in peril of legal
penalties more than once upon the same accusation. No one should be twice harassed for the
same cause. No man can be sued a second time for the same cause of action, if once judgment
has been rendered. No man can be held to bail a second time at the suit of the same plaintiff
for the same cause of action.
Rule No. 8: No one suffers punishment on account of his thoughts.
Rule No.9: No man is compelled to sell his own property, even for a just price.
Rule No. 10: No man can contravene or contradict his own deed. The principle of estoppel by deed.
Rule No. 11: No one is considered as doing damage, unless he is doing what he has no right to do.
Rule No. 12: No man can give that which he has not.
Rule No. 13: No one ought to gain by another’s loss.
Rule No.14: No man ought to be a judge in his own cause.
Rule No. 15: No one should intermeddle with a thing that in no respect concerns him.
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Rule No. 16: No man ought to lose his property without his own act or default.
Rule No. 17: No one can be dragged out of his own house. In other words, every man’s house is his castle.
Rule No. 18: No one should hold two offices, at the same time.
Rule No. 19: No one at the same time be the heir and the owner of the same tenement.
Rule No. 20: No one is the heir of a living person. No one can be heir during the life of his ancestor. No
man can be the actual complete heir of another till the ancestor is previously dead.
Rule No. 21: No one is above the Law.
Rule No. 22: No man ought to be burdened in consequence of another’s act.
Rule No. 23: No man is bound in consequence of his advice. Mere advice will not create the obligation of a
Rule No. 24: Let no man be relieved or gain an advantage by his own fraud.
Rule No. 25: No one maintains an action arising out of his own wrong. No one can make his condition better
by his own misdeed.
Rule No. 26: No one ought to be a witness in his own cause. No man ought to be condemned without being
heard unless he be contumacious.
Rule No. 27: No one can declare the law for himself. No one is entitled to take the law into his own hands.
Rule No. 28: No man in the service of Yahweh should be involved in secular matters.
Rule No. 29: No one leaves a greater benefit to his heir than he had himself.
Rule No. 30: No one can transfer more right to another than he has himself.
Rule No. 31: No one can verify by the country against a record. The issue upon matter of record cannot be
to the jury.
Rule No. 32: No one can do that by another which he cannot do of himself. A rule said to hold in original
grants, but not in descents; as where an office descended to a woman, in which case, though
she could not exercise the office in person, she might by deputy.
Rule No. 33: No man can do that indirectly which he cannot do directly.
Rule No. 34: No man can change his purpose to another’s injury.
Rule No. 35: No one is able to do a thing, unless he can do it lawfully.
Rule No. 36: No one can owe to himself.
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Rule No. 37: One is not present unless he understands.
Rule No. 38: No man is presumed to have preferred another’s posterity to his own.
Rule No. 39: No one is presumed to give.
Rule No. 40: No one is presumed to be forgetful of his own eternal welfare, and particularly at the point of
death. No one presumed to trifle at the point of death.
Rule No. 41: No one is presumed to be bad.
Rule No. 42: No one is prohibited from following several kinds of business or several arts. The common law
doth not prohibit anyone from using several arts or mysteries at his pleasure. No one is
prohibited from making use of several defenses.
Rule No. 43: No wise man punishes in order that past things may be recalled, but that future wrongs may be
prevented. No one is punished for another’s wrong. No one is punished unless for some
wrong, act, or default.
Rule No. 44: No one who may condemn is unable to acquit.
Rule No. 45: No one goes to law without an action, and no one can bring an action without a writ or bill.
Rule No. 46: No one is bound to an impossibility. No one was ever a great man without some divine
Rule No. 47: No one is bound to arm his adversary against himself.
Rule No. 48: No man is bound to divine, or have foreknowledge of, a future event.
Rule No. 49: No man is bound to produce writings against himself.
Rule No. 50: No one is bound to give information about things he is ignorant of, but everyone is bound to
know that which he gives information about.
Rule No. 51: No one is bound to swear to the fact of his own criminality; no one can be forced to give his
own oath in evidence of his guilt. No one is bound to accuse himself. No one is bound to
expose himself to misfortunes and dangers. No one is bound to betray himself. No one is
supposed to defraud those who know and assent to his acts.
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