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VIDELICET Definition & Legal Meaning

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Lat The words “to-wit,” or “that is to say,” so frequently used in pleading, are technically called the “videlicet” or “scilicct;” and when any fact alleged in pleading is preceded by, or accompanied with, these words, such fact is, in the lan- guage of the law, said to be “laid under a videlicet.” The use of the videlicet is to point out, particularize, or render more specific that which has been previously stated in general language only; also to explain that which is doubtful or obscure. Brown. See Stukeley v. Butler, Hob. 171; Gleason v. McVickar, 7 Cow. (N. Y.) 43; Sullivan v. State. 07 .Miss. 346, 7 South. 275; Clark v. Employers’ Liability Assur. Co., 72 Vt. 458, 48 Atl. G39; Com. v. Quinlan, 153 Mass. 483, 27 N. E. 8. Videtnr qni snrdus et mutus ne poet faire alienation. It seems that a deaf and dumb man cannot alienate. Brower v. Fisher, 4 Johns. Ch. (N. Y.) 444; Brooke, Abr. “Eschete,” pi. 4.


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