Definition of COMMUTATIVE JUSTICE


COMMUTATIVE JUSTICE

That virtue whose object is, to render to every
one what belongs to him, as nearly as may be, or that which governs contracts.


2. The word commutative is derived from commutare, which signifies to exchange.
Lepage, El. du Dr. ch. 1, art. 3, 3. See Justice.

Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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