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Vigilantibus non dormientibus seviunt leges (or subveniunt leges, subveniunt jura, succurrit lex)

The Latin phrase “vigilantibus non dormientibus seviunt leges” translates to “Laws are harsh to those who are vigilant, not to those who are asleep.” This phrase emphasizes the importance of being attentive and vigilant to the law in order to avoid its harsh consequences. Another variant of this phrase is “subveniunt leges, subveniunt jura, succurrit lex,” which means “Laws come to the aid, rights come to the aid, the law succors.”

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