Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    Deceitful in one thing, deceitful in all things. See 57 Or. 61, Ann. Cas. 1912D, 1349, 29 L. R. A. (N. S.) 680, 110 Pac. 485.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    False in one thing, false in everything. Where a party is clearly shown to have embezzled one article of property, it is a ground of presumption that he may have embezzled others also. The Boston, 1 Sumn. 328, 356, Fed. Cas. No. 1,673; The Santissima Trinidad, 7 Wheat. 339, 5 L. Ed. 454. This maxim is particularly applied to the testimony of a witness, who, if he is shown to have sworn falsely in one detail, may be considered unworthy of belief as to all the rest of his evidence. Grimes v. State, 63 Ala. 168; Wilson v. Coulter, 29 App. Div. 85, 51 N. Y. Supp. 804; White v. Dlsher, 67 Cal. 402, 7 Pac. 826.