What is ET HOC PARATUS EST VERIFI- CARE?

And this he is prepared to verify. The Latinform of coucludiug a plea in confession and avoidance.These words were used, when the pleadings were in Latin, at the conclusion of anypleading which contained new affirmative matter. They expressed the willingness orreadiness of the party so pleading to establish by proof the matter alleged in hispleading. A pleading which concluded in that manner was technically said to “concludewith a verification.” in contradistinction to a pleading which simply denied matteralleged by the opposite party, and which for that reason was said to “conclude to thecountry,” because the party merely put himself upon the country, or left the matter tothe jury. Brown.

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