Latin Legal Terms

Falsus

Falsus – this Latin term means false, deceptive. In practice, the word participates in the legal term “Suggestio falsi” , which literally means “false suggestion”. It is used in the area of Law of Contracts, where details a false statement, made by one of the parties during negotiations. The word also relates to the legal term “expressio falsi”, which means “a false statement”. For example, an unfair witness can make expressio falsi on court hearing, in order to help one of the disputing parties.

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