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Contra veritatem lex numquam aliquid permittit. The law never suffers anything contrary to truth. 2 Co. Inst. 252. But sometimes it allows a conclusive presumption in opposition to truth. See 3 Bouv. Inst. n. 3061.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.