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Lat Not to disturb what is settled. A rule expressing the same principle as that of stare decisis, (q. r.) Non qnod dictum est, sed quod factum est inspicitur. Not what is said, but what is done, is regarded. Co. Litt. 36a. Non refert an quis assensum suum praefert verbis, aut rebus ipsis et factis. 10 Coke, 52. It matters not whether a man gives his assent by his words or by his acts and deeds. Non refert quid ex sequipollentibus fiat. 5 Coke, 122. It matters not which of [two] equivalents happen. Non refert quid notnm sit judici, si notum non sit in forma judicii. It matters not what is known to a judge, if it be not known in judicial form. 3 Bulst. 115. A leading maxim of modern law and practice. Best, Ev. Introd. 31,

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