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  • In any case, neither the text nor the spirit of the Charter conceives of the Security Council as legibus solutus (unbound by law).

    2009 May : Law is Cool

  • In musicis supra omnem fidem capior et oblector; choreas libentissime aspicio, pulchraram foeminarum venustate detineor, otiari inter has solutus curis possum.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Neque hac naturae lege est quisquam mortalium solutus.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • He does not quite approve of painting a wooden leg; but if it be to be done, see with what skill even that in the hands of a Gerard may be dignified -- and the painter absolved, "lege solutus."

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 55, No. 340, February, 1844

  • Ergo dies aderat Parcarum conditus albo uellere, quo Stellae Violentillaeque professus25 clamaretur hymen. cedant curaeque metusque, cessent mendaces obliqui carminis astus, fama tace: subiit leges et frena momordit ille solutus amor: consumpta est fabula uulgi, et narrata diu uiderunt oscula ciues.

    The Marriage of Stella and Violentilla

  • Mr. Ireton would discourse this ordinarily; I was bold to tell them that the person of the king was _solutus legibus_; this gentleman the prisoner at the bar, told me it was an unequal law.

    State Trials, Political and Social Volume 1 (of 2)

  • Republica necessario recipi debeant: nihilominus tamen ab obedientia mandatorum, quae Moralia vocantur, nullus quantumius Christianus, est solutus.

    The Creeds of the Evangelical Protestant Churches.

  • The formula of surrender was as follows: "Quandoque hisce homines injussu populi Romani Quiritium foedus ictum iri spoponderunt, atque ob eam rem noxam nocuerunt; ob eam rem, quo populus Romanus scelere impio sit solutus, hosce homines vobis dedo."

    The Common Law

  • In Roman times it was part of the flattery of the imperial jurists to their master, to tell him that he was above the laws, _legibus solutus_.

    Moral Philosophy

  • Romano consulatus; quem cum illi capere ob legem, quae vetabat quemquam iterum consulem fieri, non liceret, sicut priori consulatu, legibus solutus est.

    A History of Rome During the Later Republic and Early Principate

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