Jusjurandi forma verbis differt, re convenit; hone enim sensum habere debet, ut Deus invocetur
- The form of an oath differs in wording, but agrees in the substance; for it ought to have this meaning,–that God is invoked.
Ballentine's law dictionary. Anderson, W.S.. 1998.
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