NEMO POTEST FACERE PER ALIUM, QUOD PER SE NON POTEST By- Sushma Gowda

Literal Meaning:-

No one can do through another what he cannot do himself.

Origin:-

Nemo Potest Facere Per Alium, Quod Per Se Non Potest,

Nemo No One,

 Potest Can Is Able

Facere To Do, Make

Per Through, By

Alium Another

Quod (That) Which What

Se Himself/Herself, Oneself

Potest Can, Is Able

Case Reference:- Dda vs Narain Dass Moorpani

The counsel  for the Union of India  has relied upon a number of judgments mentioned as under

Manohar Lal Sharma Versus Principal Secretary & Others, (2014) 9 Supreme Court Cases 516. By relying upon this judgment, the   council   has   stressed   upon   one   doctrine which   means   that, “Doctrine   and   Maxims ­Quando aliquid prohibetur   ex directo, prohibit et per obliguum­ Nemo potest facere per oblique quod non potest facere per directum­ Where a statute requires that a certain thing must be done only in a certain way, the thing must be done in that way or not at all ­Other methods or   performance are necessarily for bidden.

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