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DE MINIMIS NON CNRAT LEX Definition & Legal Meaning

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The law does not care for, or take notice of, very small or trifling matters. The law does not concern
itself about trifles. Cro. Eliz. 353. Thus, error in calculation of a fractional part of a
penny will not be regarded. Hob. 88. So, the law will not, in general, notice the fraction
of a day. Broom, Max. 142.


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