Verba aliquid operari debent

Verba aliquid operari debent, verba cum effectu sunt accipienda. Words are to be taken so as to have effect. Bacon's Max. Reg. 3, p. 47. See 1 Duer. on ins. 210, 211, 216.

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