Legal Maxim

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LITERAL MEANING

Persons of the Play

ORIGIN

Latin

EXPLANATION

This Latin maxim is used to refer collectively to the characters represented in a dramatic work. This phrase is the conventional heading for a list of characters that are published in the play or theatrical program. The people in such a list are prominent.

ILLUSTRATION

The dramatis personae of this scrutiny are thus numerous, high-profile, monied and multi-national.

CASE LAWS

In the case of R.P. Malik vs. New Gayatri Cork Industries, the Court held that β€œin brief, the dramatis personae are that – Accused No. 1 in this case is M/s New Gayatri Cork Industries, Accused No. 2 – is Ms. Asha Soni, purportedly the proprietor of the said firm. Accused No. Navin Soni is her son and the signatory of the cheque, he is stated to have represented himself to be the manager of the firm.”


This maxim has been written and submitted by Ms. Vishakha Bhardwaj during her course of internship at B&B Associates LLP. Ms. Vishakha is a third-year law student at the Army Institute of Law, Mohali.