Meaning of "Equity delights to do justice and not by halves."

a short, pithy statement expressing a general truth or rule of conduct.

max·im

măk′sĭm

maxim

(măk'sĭm)
n.
A succinct formulation of a fundamental principle, general truth or rule of conduct. See synonyms in words .

[Middle English <

maxim

ˈmæksɪm

maxim

( mæksɪm )
n
(Literary and literary critical terms) a brief expression of a general truth, principle or rule of conduct
[C15: French via from medieval Latin, from <

max•im

(ˈmæk sɪm)

max • im

(mæk sɪm) n n n.
1. an expression of a truth or general principle, esp. An aphorist or sententious.
2. a principle or rule of conduct.
[1400-50;

maxim

a brief and concise statement that serves as a motto. - maximist, n.
See also: Proverbs