fiction


fiction
fic·tion n: legal fiction
fic·tion·al adj

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

fiction
I noun canard, commentum, concoction, fable, fabrication, fabula, false statement, falsehood, falsification, fancy, fantasy, feigned story, figment, invention, legend, lie, myth, perjury, prevarication, product of imagination, res ficta, untruth, untruthful report foreign phrases:
- Fictio legis inique operatur alleni damnum vel injurlam. — Fiction of law is wrongful if it works loss or harm to anyone
- Fictio furis non est ubi veritas. — A fiction of law will not exist where the fact appears
- Les fictions naissent de la loi, et non la loi des fictions. — Fictions arise from the law, and not law from fictions
- Fictio cedit verkati. Fictio juris non est ubi veritas. — Fiction yields to truth. Where truth is, fiction of law does not exist
II index canard, falsehood, figment, lie, misstatement, myth, phantom, story (falsehood), subterfuge

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


fiction
An assumption made by a court and embodied in various legal doctrines that a fact or concept is true when in actuality it is not true, or when it is likely to be equally false and true.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


fiction
An assumption made by a court and embodied in various legal doctrines that a fact or concept is true when in actuality it is not true, or when it is likely to be equally false and true.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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