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toute difference excédât-elle un vingtième devant faire son profit ou sa perte,

English translation: any discrepancy - even if exceeding one-twentieth - to inure to his benefit or accrue to his loss

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French term or phrase:toute difference excédât-elle un vingtième devant faire son profit ou sa perte,
English translation:any discrepancy - even if exceeding one-twentieth - to inure to his benefit or accrue to his loss
Entered by: Sophie Duggan
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23:58 Dec 9, 2004
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French term or phrase: toute difference excédât-elle un vingtième devant faire son profit ou sa perte,
This phrase seems to be a standard term used in clauses which require a buyer to accept a property together with any latent flaws. Does it mean that the buyer will have no right to compensation for such flaws unless such flaws exceed one-twentieth of the purchase price?
Sophie Duggan
Local time: 22:23
any discrepancy - even if exceeding one-twentieth - to inure to his benefit or accrue to his loss
Explanation:
Plan of property is wrong. Even if more than a twentieth is under- or over-conveyed. no come-back.
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xxxKirstyMacC
Local time: 22:23
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Good stuff! Thankyou.
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3 +2any discrepancy - even if exceeding one-twentieth - to inure to his benefit or accrue to his lossxxxKirstyMacC


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any discrepancy - even if exceeding one-twentieth - to inure to his benefit or accrue to his loss


Explanation:
Plan of property is wrong. Even if more than a twentieth is under- or over-conveyed. no come-back.

xxxKirstyMacC
Local time: 22:23
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 213
Grading comment
Good stuff! Thankyou.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Kpy: spot on
9 mins
  -> You were right!

agree  Tony M: I've searched for ages for just the right term for this, and at last you've given it to us! Thanks a lot! Note that there are earlier but possibly less authoritative answers in the glossaries already...
5 hrs
  -> Thanks. Can s.o. explain the syntax? I think it's a cond. subjunctive.
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