What is DEBILE F MIDAMENTUM FALLIT OPUS?

A weak foundation frustrates [or renders vain] the work [built upon it.] Shep. Touch. CO;
Noy, Max. 5, max. 12; Finch. Law, b. 1, ch. 3. When the foundation fails, all goes to the ground; as, where the cause of action
fails, the action itself must of necessity fail. Wing, Max., 113, 114, max. 40; Broom, Max. 180.

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