dolus bonus


dolus bo·​nus
Roman, civil, & Scots law
: simple cunning or sagacity in bargaining or in other transactions that is not actionable or punishable as fraud or misrepresentation or ground for rescinding the transaction induced by it

Word History


Latin, good deceit

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“Dolus bonus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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