Riens passa par le fait

RIENS PASSA PAR LE FAIT. The name of a plea; it signifies that nothing passed by the deed; for example, when a deed is acknowledged in court, a man cannot plead non est factum, because the act was done in court, which cannot be denied; but when the deed has been acknowledged in a court not having jurisdiction, the party may avoid the effect or operation of the deed by pleading riens passa par le fait, for this plea does not impeach the court where it was acknowledged. Bac. Ab. Evidence F; 1 Gilb. ET. by Lofft, 326.

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