Cum confitente sponte mitius est agendum

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Cum confitente sponte mitius est agendum. One making a voluntary confession, is to be dealt with more mercifully. 4 Co. Inst. 66.

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