Nam nemo haeres viventis – For no one is an heir of a living person.
Naturae vis maxima est – The force of nature is the greatest.
Necessitas inducit privilegium quoad jura privata – With respect to private rights necessity induces privilege.
Necessitas non habet legem – Necessity has no law.
Necessitas publica est major quam privata – Public necessity is greater than private necessity.
Nec pluribus impar – Not unequal to most. [This motto, also interpreted to mean “a match for anyone”, is attributed to Louis XIV of France, who used the sun as his emblem and was known as Le Roi Soleil, “the sun king”.] [This is an example of a litotes, a deliberate understatement in which an affirmative thought is expressed by stating the negative of the contrary thought; also, as in the sentence, “I am not unmindful of your devotions”.]
Nefasti dies – Unlucky days. [Certain days in the Roman religious calendar were nefasti dies, in which no official business was allowed to be conducted.]
Negligentia semper habet infortuniam comitem – Negligence always has misfortune for a companion.
Ne incautus futuri – Not incautious of the future.
Nemine contradicente; nem. con. – No one contradicting. Unanimously.
Nemo admittendus est inhabilitare se ipsum – No one is allowed to incapacitate himself.
Nemo bis punitur pro eodem delicto – No one can be twice punished for the same offence.
Nemo cogitur suam rem vendere, etiam justo pretio – No one is bound to sell his own property, even for a just price.
Nemo contra factum suum venire potest – No man can contradict his own deed.
Nemo dat qui non habet – No one can give what he hath not.
Nemo debet bis vexari [si constet curie quod sit] pro una et eadem causa – No one ought to be twice troubled or harassed [if it appear to the court that it is] for one and the same cause. No one can be sued a second time for the same cause of action, if once judgment has been rendered. No one can be held to bail a second time at the suit of the same plaintiff for the same cause of action.
Nemo debet bis puniri pro uno delicto – No one ought to be punished twice for one offense. No one shall be placed in peril (jeopardy) of legal penalties more than once upon the same accusation.
Nemo debet esse judex in propria causa – No one can be judge in his own case.
Nemo in amore videt – No one in love sees.
Nemo liber est qui corpori servit – No man is free who is a slave to the flesh [body]. [From Seneca, who may have been referring to those who indulged in the unbridled pursuit of pleasure (and other excesses).]
Nemo mortalium omnibus horis sapit – No mortal is wise at all times.
Nemo plus juris transferre ad alium potest quam ipse habet – No one can transfer to another a larger right than he himself has.
Nemo potest contra recordum verificare per patriam – No one can verify by the country, that is, through a jury, against the record.
Nemo potest esse tenens et dominus – No one can at the same time be a tenant and a landlord (of the same tenement).
Nemo potest facere per alium, quod per se non potest – No one can do through another what he cannot do himself.
Nemo potest mutare consilium suum in alterius injuriam – No one can change his purpose to the injury of another.
Nemo praesumitur esse immemor suae aeternae salutis et maxime in articulo mortis – No one is presumed to be forgetful of his eternal welfare, and particularly in the hour of death.
Nemo prohibetur pluribus defensionibus uti – No one is forbidden to make use of several defences.
Nemo punitur pro alieno delicto – No one is punished for the crime of another.
Nemo scit praeter me ubi soccus me pressat – I am the only one who knows where my shoe pinches.
Nemo se accusare debet, nisi coram Deo – No one should accuse himself except in the presence of God.
Nemo tenetur accusare se ipsum nisi coram Deo – No one is bound to accuse himself except in the presence of God.
Nemo tenetur armare adversarium contra se – No one is bound to arm his adversary against himself.
Nexus – Connection.
Nihil quod est inconveniens est licitum – Nothing inconvenient is lawful.
Nil facit error nominis cum de corpore constat – An error of name makes not difference when it appears from the body of the instrument.
Nisi – Unless.
Non compus mentis – Not of sound mind and understanding.
Non constat – It is not certain.
Non decipitur qui scit se decipi – He is not deceived who knows that he is deceived.
Non definitur in jure quid sit conatus – What an attempt is, is not defined in law.
Non est arctius vinculum inter homines quam jusjurandum – There is no stronger link among men than an oath.
Non est factum – It is not his deed.
Non est informatus – He is not informed.
Non facias malum ut inde veniat bonum – You shall not do evil that good may come of it.
Non jus, sed seisina, facit stipitem – Not right, but seisin makes a stock (from which the inheritance must descend).
Non refert quid notum sit judici si notum non sit in forma judicii – It matters not what is known to the judge if it is not known judicially.
Non sequitur – An inconsistent statement, it does not follow.
Nullus commodum capere potest ex sua injuria propria – No one can derive an advantage from his own wrong.
Nullus recedat e curia cancellaria sine remedio – No one should depart from a Court of Chancery without a remedy.