non est factum

noun
non est fac·​tum | \ ˈnän-ˌest-ˈfak-təm, ˈnōn-ˌest-ˈfäk-tu̇m \

Legal Definition of non est factum

: a defense by way of denial of a deed (as the execution of a contract)

History and Etymology for non est factum

New Latin, (it) is not (his or her) deed

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“Non est factum.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/non%20est%20factum. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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