suppressio veri

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SUPPRESSIO VERI. Concealment of truth.
     2. In general a suppression of the truth, when a party is bound to disclose it, vitiates a contract. In the contract of insurance a knowledge of the facts is required to enable the underwriter to calculate the chances and form a due estimate of the risk; and, in this contract perhaps more than any other, the parties are required to represent every thing with fairness. 1 Bla. Rep. 594; 3 Burr. 1809.
     3. Suppressio veri as well as suggestio falsi is a ground to rescind an agreement, or at least not to carry it into execution. 3 Atk. 383; Prec. Ch. 138; 1 Fonb. Eq. c. 2, s. 8; 1 Ball & Beatty, 241; 3 Munf. 232 1 Pet. 383; 2 Paige, 390 4 Bouv. Inst. n. 3841. Vide Concealment; Misrepresentation; Representation: Suggestio falsi.

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Byrne, commenting on Otway-Ruthven's findings in his contribution to the second volume of A New History of Ireland (1987), went so far as to impugn Orpen's scholarly integrity, suggesting that 'if he [Orpen] did not resort to suppressio veri in his depiction of a thirteenth-century pax Normanica 'he skilfully employed suggestio falsi to do so.
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So to the charge of suggestio falsi we are compelled to add the no less grave one of suppressio veri.
This still leaves the question of Albright's suppressio veri, if not suggestio falsi.