Glossary of Terms

Many words we use in everyday conversation have an alternative meaning in their legal and lawful contexts

See Black's law dictionary and Living in The Private for more definitions.


A legal person (agent) is any subject matter to which the law attributes a merely legal or fictitious personality. Legal persons, being the arbitrary creations of the law, may be of as many kinds as the law pleases. Those … recognised by our own system, however, all fall within a single class, namely, corporations or bodies corporate. Source: Jurisprudence 7th Edition, Sweet & Maxwell Ltd (1924), Section 113, p.336.

The common good vs The good of the people

"Common good" refers to benefit of the collective, regardless of their individual inputs and personal beliefs. It excludes any individual rights and rejects Natural law. It denies inalienable rights and has strong associations with communism or utilitarianism, requiring government control. The common good is very different ideology from the good of the people.

The good of the people refers to individual inalienable, imprescriptible rights and benefits - see The Preamble article 1, article 6 and articles 40-45 in An Bunreacht 1937.


Governments incorporate (form) artificial legal persons of many kinds by registration, presuming a franchise benefit to the State's legal society. Legal persons include: citizen, resident, inhabitant, driver, individual, taxpayer, employee, voter, and owner. They are servants, transmitting utilities, debtors, decedents, or incompetent wards of the State.

Do you understand?

When you hear this question in a legal context it is giving you the option to consent to contract, and in legal speak translates as "Do you stand under my authority?" If you do not wish to contract, the appropriate would be something like "I comprehend the words you are saying, and I do not consent".


The public / An pobal


Breaking the law by causing harm, injury, loss or death to another man or woman.

Lawful vs Legal

Lawful means cause no death, harm, injury or loss to another man or woman or their property. At common law.

Legal is a bi-lateral agreement requiring consent between two parties to contract. This entails obligations on both parties, otherwise it is breach of contract leading to a civil case.


Breach of contract / obligations

National vs Nationalist

You are born as a national into a nation and a territory/country.

A nationalist is active on their aspirations to achieve "nationhood". They believe that they are operating for the benefit of the nation. E.g. Éire achieved nationhood on April 24th 1916. The nationalists through their political will supported this movement into being achieved.

Private Property

This includes any assets that an individual may rightfully claim ownership to. This includes your children, your body/person/intellectual property as well as your material possessions.


In practice. A Judicial command or precept proceeding from a court or judicial officer, directing the proper officer to enforce a judgment, sentence, or decree. 

Maxims of Law

Consensus facit legem. Consent makes the law. A contract is a law between the parties, which can acquire force only by consent.

Ei incumbit probatio qui dicit, non qui negat. The burden of the proof lies upon him who affirms, not he who denies


obnoxious / abhorrent / repellent, inconsistent to be in harmony with... In lawful terms this would deem it to be null and void

Sui Juris

the capacity to manage one’s own affairs

Branches of Government: The organs of State are formed of The Executive, The Legislature and The Judiciary



A legislature is an assembly with the authority to make laws and legislate for a political entity, including the government or county councils

Judiciary: Branches of Government

The Irish Judicairy is formed of the courts and how justice is legislated and administrated.


This is natural law and your birthright. There is no obligation to contract with any other law in this capacity