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FAMA Definition & Legal Meaning

Definition & Citations:

Lat. Fame; character; reputation; report of common opinion.Fama, fides et oculus non patiuntur ludum. 3 Bulst. 220. Fame, faith, and eyesight do not suffer a cheatFama quae suspicionem inducit, oriri debet apud bonos et graves, non quidemmalevolos et maledicos, sed providas et fide dignas personas, non semel sed sse- pius,quia clamor minuit et defamatio manifestat. 2 Inst. 52. Report, which induces suspicion,ought to arise from good and grave men; not, indeed, from malevolent and maliciousmen, but from cautious and credible persons; not only once, but frequently; for clamordiminishes, and defamation manifests.


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