Vigilantibus, et non dormientibus, jura subveniunt


Vigilantibus, et non dormientibus, jura subveniunt
The laws assist the vigilant and not those who slumber. To one supinely inattentive to his own concerns, and improvidently and credulously confiding in the naked and interested assertions of another, the maxim emphatically applies. See Bostwick v Mutual Life Ins. Co. 116 Wis 392, 89 NW 538.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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