Expressio Falsi Law and Legal Definition

Expressio falsi means a false statement. Suppression of the truth is equivalent to expression or suggestion of false. A contract entered into by fraud or misrepresentation, positively or negatively can be reduced. Suppression is done by making a false statement, knowing it to be untrue. It can also be by concealing a material fact which should be disclosed. The concealment of material fact is known as suppressio veri. Usually, a material fact or circumstance which the party is legally or morally bound to disclose is suppressed to prevent inquiry, escape from investigation, or to mislead or hinder the acquisition of information disclosing a right of action