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ex aequo et bono

ex ae·quo et bo·no \ˌeks-ˈē-kwō-et-ˈbō-nō, -ˈī-kwō-\
  1. :  according to what is equitable and good :  on the merits of the case —often used in international law when a matter is to be decided according to principles of equity rather than by points of law

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contemplative of or relative to the past

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