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OPETIDE Definition & Legal Meaning

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The ancient time of marriage, from Epiphany to Ash-Wednesday. Opinio est duplex, scilicet, opinio vulgaris, orta inter graves et discretos, et quae vultum veritatis babet; et opinio tantum orta inter leves et vulgares homines, absque specie veritatis. 4 Coke, 107. Opinion is of two kinds, nainely, common opinion, which springs up among grave and discreet men, aud which has the appearance of truth, aud opinion which springs up only among light and foolish men, without the semblance of truth. Opinio quae favet testamento est te- nenda. The opinion which favors a will is to be followed. 1 W. Bl. 13, arg.


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