Non Constat

Non Constat

Literal Meaning

It is not certain.


This is an old maxim which is used in modern times. This maxim is interpreted by many jurists in many cases and precedents.


Often times this phrase will be used in legal context. In legal context, non constat is occasionally a backing for nulling information that was presented by an attorney. Without any tangible proof, non constat information is difficult to argue for. 


It does not appear. These words are frequently used, particularly in argument; as, it was moved in arrest ofjudgment that the declaration was not good, because non constat whether A B was seventeen years of age when the action was commenced.

Edited by Vigneshwar Ramasubramania

Approved & Published – Sakshi Raje

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