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


  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Lat. Fraud. More commonly called, in the civll law, "dolus," and "dolus malus," (q. v.) A distinction, however, was sometimes made between "fraus" and "dolus;" the former being held to be of the most extensive import. Calvin.
    —Frans dans locum eontraetni. A misrepresentation or concealment of some fact that is materini to the contract, and had the truth regarding which been known the contract would not have been made as made, is called a "fraud dans locum contractui;" i. e., a fraud occasioning the contract, or giving place or occasion for the contract.
    —Frans legis. Lat In the civil law. Fraud of law; fraud upon law. See In Fraudem Legis.