Non accipi debent verba in demonstrationem falsam
Non accipi debent verba in demonstrationem falsam, quae competunt in limitationem veram. Words ought not to be accepted to import a false demonstration which have effect by way of true limitation. Bacon's Max. Reg. 13.
A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.