Lat. The king. The king regarded as the party prosecuting in a criminal action; as in the form of entitling such actions, “Rex v. Doe.” Ren debet esse sub lege quia lex facit regent. The king ought to be under the law, because the law makes the king. 1 BL Comm. 239. Ren est legalis et politico. Lane, 27. The king is both a legal and political person. Ren est Ion vivens. Jenk. Cent 17. The king is the living law. Rex est major singulis, minor nnl-versis. Bract 1. 1, c. 8. The king is greater than any single person, less than all. Rex boo solnm non potest facere quod non potest injuste agere. 11 Coke, 72. The king can do everything but an injustice. Rex non debit esse sub nomine, sed sub Deo ot sub lege, quia lex facit regem. Bract, fol. 5. The king ought to be under no man, but under God and the law, because the law makes a king. Broom, Max. 47. Rex non potest poooare. The king cannot do wrong; the king can do no wrong. 2 Rolle, 304. An ancient and fundamental principle of the English constitution. Jenk. Cent p. 9, case 16; 1 Bl. Comm. 24a Rex nnnquam moritur. The king never dies. Broom, Max. 50; Branch, Max. (5th Ed.) 197; 1 Bl. Comm. 249.
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