Nihil novi

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Nihil novi  (1505) 
Polish Sejm, translated by Wikisource
Nihil novi nisi commune consensu ("Nothing new without the common consent") is the original Latin title of a 1505 act adopted by the Polish Sejm (parliament), meeting in the royal castle at Radom.— Excerpted from Nihil novi on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Whereas general laws and public acts pertain not to an individual but to the nation at large, wherefore at this general sejm held at Radom we have, together with all our kingdom's prelates, councils and land deputies, determined it to be fitting and just, and have so resolved, that henceforth for all time to come nothing new shall be resolved by us or our successors, without the common consent of the senators and the land deputies, that shall be prejudicial or onerous to the Commonwealth [or "Republic"] or harmful and injurious to anyone, or that would tend to alter the general law and public liberty.

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