Do you know this latin phrase?

LEX MALLA LEX NALLA

Do you know the meaning of the above “Latin phrase” ?
(Previously I typed as _MALAS LEXIS NALAS LEXIS_but it might be incorrect so I corrected the wording as typed above)

Is it “the way you woship shows the way you believe”

No.

Is it Greek?

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No, it is Latin!

No the meaning is different to that!

How about “Lex mala, lex nulla”?

That would be “a bad law is no law”.

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Yeah, i think that’s it. I’ve seen it spelled “Lex Malla, Lex Nulla”

“A bad law is no law”

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Is the “mala” the same “mala” as in “mala, malorum”? I can’t think of any roots that were having the double-L, but my Latin was never as solid as I would have liked. :slight_smile:

The “Nalas” was really throwing me off. :stuck_out_tongue:

Concur, it is dog latin of lex mala lex nulla, a bad law is no law.

eta: Google says it is attributed to St Thomas Aquinas

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