false Latin


false Latin
A term used in the earlier English cases for the erroneous use of Latin in a court record or a writ. See vicious for false Latin.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • False Latin — When law proceedings were written in Latin, if a word were significant though not good Latin, then an indictment, declaration, or fine should not be made void by it; but if the word were not Latin, nor allowed by the law, and it were in a… …   Black's law dictionary

  • vicious for false Latin — Defective because of an error in Latin in which all proceedings were formerly written. In the earlier English cases, it was considered that any stranger, as amicus curiae, might move the court of matters apparent in the writ, and the court ex… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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  • false — W3S3 [fo:ls US fo:ls] adj ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(untrue)¦ 2¦(wrong)¦ 3¦(not real)¦ 4¦(not sincere)¦ 5 false economy 6 under false pretences 7 false move/step 8 false imprisonment/arrest ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 900 1000; : Latin; …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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