- Semper in dubiis id agendum est, ut quam tutissimo loco res sit bona fide contracta, nisi quum aperte contra leges scriptum est
- (Civil law.) In doubtful matters it should always be arranged so that a bona fide contract is in the safest situation, excepting when the writing is plainly contrary to law.
Ballentine's law dictionary. Anderson, W.S.. 1998.