Facta Sunt Potentiora Verbis Law and Legal Definition

Facta sunt potentiora verbis is a Latin maxim that means facts are more powerful than words. It also means deeds are powerful than words. This includes a fact in evidence, which is generally the central or primary fact upon which a controversy can be decided. Deeds can express more clearly than words the intention of a person. Courts take into consideration the facts, deeds, or action of a person than the words of the person.