Vel Non


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Vel Non

[Latin, Or not.] A term used by the courts in reference to the existence or nonexistence of an issue for determination; for example: "We come to the merits vel non of this appeal," means "we come to the merits, or not, of this appeal," and refers to the possibility that the appeal backs merit.

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Saab and Fadi Michel Saab, and their Cayman counsel "acting with reasonable diligence, should have known of FBME's capacity vel non by April 2017 when the notice of appeal was filed".
Et iterum ad considerationem sensitivi pertinet id, quod facit differenciam circa sensum in senciendo vel non senciendo, quod fit per sompnum et vigiliam de quo determinatur in libro qui inscribitur De sompno et vigilia."
(5) Quasi non esset Deus, vel non scruptaretur corda, et renes, contra psalmun 75 [25, 2]; c.
258): "Dicamus ergo quod hoc sit esse liberi arbitrii: formaliter posse determinare seipsum ad agendum vel non agendum.
93 Lawrence of Brindisi, 1:171: "Nam audeo dicere quod ex pia devotione et cultu in Virginem vel maxime Electi a reprobis internoscuntur, filii Dei a filiis diaboli, Ecclesia Christi a synagoga satanae;" Cheffontaines, 1586, 44v-45: "Si quis ad vos venerit, et reginae filii Dei Matri, Ave dicere recusarit, vel non dicendum esse illi Ave, docuerit, et tamen a Deo missum se esse, ad veram religionem restituendam et reformandam dixerit: nolite illi credere, vel ave illi dicere, vel in domum eum vestram recipere, Nam non potest a Deo missus esse, qui huic Ave, dicere recusat."
I am sure most Turkish Cypriots will understand that if the Greek Cypriots are now to be asked to vote for a federal state vel non, given they are the majority, it is only fair that the referendum should be conducted on the basis of a simple majority of all the votes cast in the whole of Cyprus in one referendum.
notitia intuitiva rei est talis notitia virtute cuius potest sciri utrum res sit vel non, ita quod si res sit, statim intellectus iudicat eam esse et evidenter cognoscit eam esse, nisi forte impediatur propter imperfectionem illius notitiae.' Prologus Ordinatio Q.
Et ideo dicimus dicere haec res vel est, vel non est, et ideo nomen rei transumitur ad falsas propositiones: quod tamen non facit nomen entis"; Epitome in lib.