falsa demonstratio non nocet

Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

[Latin: a false description does not vitiate]

A rule applied where a description of something in a legal document (e.g. a will) is made up of more than one part, and one part is true, but the other false: if the part that is true describes the subject with sufficient legal certainty, then the untrue part will not vitiate the document.

Subjects: Law.

Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.