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falsa demonstratio non nocet


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[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.


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