Cum Quod Ago Non Valet Ut Ago, Valeat Quantum Valere Potest Law and Legal Definition

The maxim cum quod ago non valet ut ago, valeat quantum valere potest signifies, when, what I do is void as I do it, it shall be as effective as it can (otherwise) be made.

The following is an example of a case law on cum quod ago non valet ut ago, valeat quantum valere potest:

The rule cum quod ago, non valet ut ago, valeat quantum valere potest interferes with the mode and directs its force to the effect, and, therefore, it seems necessary to discard the intention as to the mode and resort to the general intention. [Doe ex dem. Barnes v. Haybarger, 53 N.C. 76, 81 (N.C. 1860)].