Praesentia corporis tollit errorem nominis

Praesentia corporis tollit errorem nominis, et veritas nominis tollit errorem demonstrationis. The presence of the body cures the error in the name; the truth of the name cures an error in the description. Bacon's Max. Reg. 25.

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