Semper praesumitur pro legitimatione puerorem

Semper praesumitur pro legitimatione puerorem, et filiatio non potest probari. Children are always presumed to be legitimate, for filiation cannot be proved. Co. Litt. 126. See 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 303.

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