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Meaning of Constat

Literally, the term means it appears; it is evident. Non constat, is does not appear . A certificate by an officer that certain matters therein stated appear of record . The exemplification under the Great Seal of the enrolment of any letters patent .

Constat Alternative Definition

(Lat. it appears). A certificate by an officer that certain matters therein stated appear of record. See 1 Hayw. (N. C.) 410. An exemplification under the great seal of the enrollment of letters patent. Co. Litt. 225. A certificate which the clerk of the pipe and auditors of the exchequer make at the request of any person who intends to plead or move in the court for the discharge of any thing, and the effect of it is the certifying what constat (appears) upon record touching the matter in question.

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Concept of “Constat”

Traditional meaning of constat in English (with some legal use of this latin concept in England and the United States in the XIX Century) [1]: (in Latin) It is clear, or evident. Constat de persona: there is no doubt as to the person.


Notes and References

  1. Based on A Concise Law Dictionary of Words, Phrases and Maxims, “Constat”, Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1911, United States. It is also called the Stimson’s Law dictionary. This term and/or definition may be absolete.

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