Non est factum
Non est factum Non` est` fac"tum [Law L. it is not (his) deed.] (Law) The plea of the general issue in an action of debt on bond. [1913 Webster]

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  • non est factum — non est fac·tum / nän ˌest fak təm, nōn ˌest fäk tu̇m/ n [New Latin, (it) is not (his or her) deed]: a defense by way of denial of a deed (as the execution of a contract) Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. non est factum …   Law dictionary

  • Non est factum — Contract law Part …   Wikipedia

  • non est factum — /non est fssktam/ A plea denying execution of instrument sued on. Blair v. Lockwood, 226 Ky. 412, 11 S.W.2d 107, 109 …   Black's law dictionary

  • non est factum — /non est fssktam/ A plea denying execution of instrument sued on. Blair v. Lockwood, 226 Ky. 412, 11 S.W.2d 107, 109 …   Black's law dictionary

  • non est factum — /nɒn ɛst ˈfæktəm/ (say non est faktuhm) noun Law 1. the denial of someone that the deed in question was executed by them. 2. a defence used when a defendant says he or she signed a document fundamentally different in nature from what he or she… …   Australian English dictionary

  • non est factum — |näˌnestˈfaktəm, |nōˌ noun (plural non est factums) Etymology: New Latin, it was not done : the plea of the general issue in an action of debt on bond or other specialty and on any written instrument in some states …   Useful english dictionary

  • non est factum — (Latin) principle that can void a signed contract if certain types of errors were made (i.e. unintentional misunderstanding of the contract) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • non est factum — [ˌnɒn ɛst faktəm] noun Law a plea that a written agreement is invalid because the defendant was mistaken about its character when signing it. Origin L., lit. it was not done …   English new terms dictionary

  • non est factum — A plea of the general issue in an action on a bond, a specialty, or a covenant, impeaching the instrument upon which suit is brought or denying the execution and signing thereof. Dilworth v Federal Reserve Bank, 170 Miss 373, 154 So 535, 92 ALR… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Factum a judice quod ad officium ejus non pertinet ratum non est — The act of a judge which does not pertain to his office is void …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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