Contra legem facit qui id facit quod lex prohibet; in fraudem vero qui, salvis verbis legis, sententiam ejus circumvenit

Dictionary: 
Ballentine's Law Dictionary

He acts contrary to law who does what the law prohibits; but he acts in fraud of it who, the letter of the law being inviolate, cheats the spirit of it.

Author: 
James A. Ballentine
Publisher: 
The Bobbs-Merrill Company
Year Published: 
1916
Genre: 
Law Dictionary