Definition of IN FORO CONSCIENTIAE


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IN FORO CONSCIENTIAE

Before the tribunal of conscience;
conscientiously. This term is applied in opposition, to the
obligations which the law enforces.

2. In the sale of property, for example, the concealment of facts
by the vendee which may enhance the price, is wrong in foro
conscientiae, but there is no legal obligation on the part of the
vendee to disclose them, and the contract will be good if not
vitiated by fraud. Poth. Vent. part 2, c. 2, n. 233; 2 Wheat. 185,
note c.
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Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition



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