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Qui prior est tempore potior est jure

“Qui prior est tempore potior est jure” is a Latin legal maxim that translates to “he who is earlier in time is stronger in right” or “prior in time, stronger in law.” This principle is usually applied in legal contexts to determine priority or precedence, particularly in cases involving conflicting claims or interests. It implies that the party that has established a right or claim first generally has a stronger legal position.

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