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PARUM CAVISSE VIDETUR Definition & Legal Meaning

Definition & Citations:

Lat. In Roman law. He seems to have taken too little care; he seems to have been incautious, or not sufficiently upon his guard. A form of expression used by the judge or magistrate in pronouncing sentence of death upon a criminal. Festus, 325; Tayl. Civil Law, 81; 4 Bl. Comm. 302, note. Parum difierunt quae re concordant. 2 Bulst. 80. Things which agree in substance differ but little. Parum est latam esse sententiam nisi mandetur execution!. It is little [or to little purpose] that judgment be given unless it be committed to execution. Co. Litt 289. Parum proflcit scire quid fieri debet, si non cognoscas quomodo sit facturum. 2 Inst. 503. It profits little to know what ought to be done, if you do not know how it is to be done.


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